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Fiber Optic Connectors: Meeting Polishing Demands

To ensure fast, error-free data transmission, connectors must conform to acceptance criteria related to backreflection and insertion loss, as well as to end-face geometry specifications.

Robert Rubin, Ultra Tec Mfg. Inc.

Optical fiber is a good vehicle for high-speed data transmission as long as light transmission is efficient — even across connector assemblies. This translates to a need to polish connector end faces to optimize performance. Increasingly, with the adoption of newer fiber configurations, as well as...Read full article

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