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QUESTION: 

Does fiber height variation increase when overall fiber heights increases?

 

ANSWER:

Usually, fiber height variation increases as overall fiber heights increase. That is, the lower your overall fiber height, the lower your fiber variation (and thus Minus Coplanarity) will be and vice-versa. Thus, if you are having difficulty meeting Minus Coplanarity specifications, consider adjusting your process to lower the overall fiber heights across the array. (Usually, this is a relatively simple adjustment that requires minimal changes to only one step of the existing polishing process.)

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: MT Ferrule Geometry Specifications: Minus-Side Coplanarity in IEC 61755-3-31:2015

 

 

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  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team January 21, 2019

 

 

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