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New Approach for High Reliability, Low Loss Splicing between Silica and ZBLAN Fibers

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Author: Robin Carbonnier, Service Engineer, AFL and Wenxin Zheng, Manager of Engineering, AFL
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

This paper presents results obtained by using the high thermal expansion coefficient of the ZBLAN fiber to encapsulate a smaller SiO2 fiber. A CO2 laser glass processing system was used to control the expansion and contraction of the ZBLAN material during the splicing process for optimum reliability.

File: High_Reliability_Low_Loss_Splicing.pdf (1.75 MB)
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