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QUESTION: 

How dust based contamination cause signal loss between a mated connector pair?

 

ANSWER:

Dust particles that are not removed will interfere with the signal’s path as the light passes between the two mated fibers. The light from the outgoing ferrule could be absorbed or reflected back into the fiber as the signal comes into contact with dust particles. There are also times when the dust particles can interfere in the mating process causing small air gaps. That slight gap can causing a diffuse reflection effect where the signal is reflected in multiple angles which splikes the insertion loss.

 

 Answered by AskFOC Technical Team WITH the Sticklers MicroCare Corporation Team July 2, 2017

 

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