The Use and Importance of A Fiber Optic Termination Kit

What is a fiber optical termination kit?

A fiber optical termination kit plays a vital role when it comes to stripping and terminating fiber cables. It consists of tools used to make sure the termination process of an optic cable is smooth so that the optic cables are well-prepared, and the process is effective thus minimizing any loss.

Fiber optic termination provides fiber cable users with ways of cross-connecting cable and allowing for wave distribution.

 

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How does a fiber optic termination kit work?

Generally, there are two ways of terminating a fiber optic cable: by splicing or by using an ofc connector.

  1. Using an ofc connector: In the modern technological age, there are several types of the ofc connector used for fiber optical termination, such as FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, SMA, MTRJ, etc.
  2. Splicing: Fiber splicing is the process of terminating cables without using the ofc connector. There are two methods of splicing fiber cable termination namely fusion and mechanical splicing.

Mechanical splicing method: by mechanical splicing, two fibers are held and aligned together by a mechanical assembly at their optical junction. It works by aligning the two fiber ends with the centerline, so light waves can pass from one end of the fiber cable to another. The mechanical splicing method is applied mostly to multimode fiber cables and applications.

Fusion splicing: on the other hand, is the fiber termination whereby an optical junction is permanently formed by permanently welding two optical fibers together using heat generated by an electronic arc (called arc fusion).

 

Fusion splicing method

The fusion splicing process begins by preparing the fiber ends for fusion and removing all the protective coatings before welding them together. The fusion splicing method involves the following three steps:

  • Alignment: The fiber terminating process starts by aligning the fibers using small, precise motors to set fiber positions. This is to align them properly so the finishes are seamless and attenuation-free. During the alignment process, technicians can view the fiber alignment using optical power magnifications, video cameras, or a viewing scope.
  • Impurity Burn-Off: the Next step is to clean the splices using the fusion splicer’s cleaning mechanism, which produces a small spark between the fiber ends to rid them of any dust or moisture particles. In this way, the splices are cleaned andto make sure the optical signals transmit well and are not impaired.
  • After the above two processes, the splice is ready for fusion. The splicer emits a larger second spark that melts the splice ends together without causing the fiber’s cladding or the molten glass core to run together. This fuses the fiber ends and forms a permanent splice. The process should effectively ensure that optical losses are minimized, with typical optical losses as low as 0.05 dB and as high as 0.1 dB

Takfly Communication Co., Ltd. is a national high-tech enterprise integrating R&D, production, and sales. As a leading provider of optical connectivity equipment, Takfly has experienced more than 22 years to refer in ODM, OBM, and OEM fiber optic products, as well as the fiber optical termination kit.

Takfly is committed to providing the best fiber optical termination kit and ofc connector solutions to commercial users and industries. Call us if you need more information or have any questions.

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