Last Updated: August 31, 2019
Does FOC have information on common layers and what to consider when stripping?
Without question, good stripping techniques in your fiber optic cable assembly process are imperative. What happens if you damage the fiber during this production step? A tiny scratch or nick in the optical fiber is like a time bomb. Eventually, this imperfection can initiate a crack when the connector is exposed to stress or thermal cycling. (Think about how a diamond blade scratches glass – this weakens the structure and initiates a break.) If the fiber cracks in a cable assembly, the connection is weakened or lost. Your cable assembly house could face repairing or replacing connectors in the field, which could be exceedingly costly for your company.
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Answered by AskFOC Technical Team May 20, 2019
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