End-face quality and cleanliness

Fiber end-face defects (scratches, pits, cracks) and particle contamination have a direct impact on the performance of the connector, which contributes to poor IL/RL. Any irregularity that impedes light transmission from one fiber to the other will negatively affect...

Clean fiber connections

In addition to failures due to the light loss, there is the possibility of equipment failure and the nightmare of unexpected costs for troubleshooting, replacing and fixing damages.   Fiber Installation Cleanliness Resources:   Cisco had this information...

Cleaning is critical

Cleaning is critical – The act of polishing removes material, similar to sanding wood. To prevent contamination, it’s vital to thoroughly clean the fixture and ferrules between every polishing step. Contamination causes scratching and will negatively impact visual...

Fiber cleaning

Fiber Cleaning: For the epoxy to properly bond to the fiber, the fiber must be clean and free of oils or other contamination.   This is usually done by wiping the bare fiber with soft, lint-free wipe and high quality alcohol.   Proper cleaning...