QUESTION:

How many different ways are there to terminate an optical fiber which is tight buffered and where can I find more information on each?

 

ANSWER:

There are many different ways to terminate an optical fiber which is tight buffered.  Several are most common, the most popular is the epoxy based connector that is polished in a ferrule, in addition there are a number of field installable connectors that mechanically hold a fiber and mate the cleaved end to a fiber stub.

Also there are many types of mechanical splices that can be used to make either a permanent or temporary connection (such as for testing),  and in many cases a fiber is pigtailed into a furcation tube to separate and protect it after being separated from a common jacket such as in indoor distribution cable.

In that case where each fiber is buffered with a polymer coating to 900um and stranded within a common protective jacket is now routed within a protective sheath with reinforcing members. In each of these termination methods the relationship of the coating of the fiber and the buffer is different.

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE:  Defining type and semi tight buffers as opposed to loose tubes in optical cables

 

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  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team December 20, 2018

 

 

 

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