Connectors in fibers

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Last time I have discussed the permanent technique of joining the fibers that is called splicing. Today I will discuss another technique called connectors:

Connectors: Connectors are the temporary joints between two or more fibers. These can connected or disconnected as and when requires. A few different types of connectors are:

1. Ferrule connectors:

(Meaning of ferrule: A metal ring or cap)

In this method, the fiber ends are inserted into left and right end of the ferrule. Then these ferrules are slid into a tapered sleeve and a butt joint is formed between fiber ends. The joint can be fixed at its position by locking the ferrule arrangement. When in need, the fibers can be again separated by unlocking the ferrule. Continue reading “Connectors in fibers”