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Fiber Optic Video Transmission by David Goff

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Chapter 8

Basic Optical Components

 

 

In addition to the light sources and detectors used in fiber optic systems, all fiber optic transmission systems require other basic optical components, including optical connectors, splices, splitters, and wavelength-division multiplexers (WDMs).

Optical Connector Basics

The term interconnection device refers to any mechanism or technique used to join an optical fiber to another fiber or to a fiber optic component. Optical connectors represent the most common interconnection device. While difficulty in using early connector designs initially delayed the commercialization of fiber optics, today's designs have become mature, and highly reliable devices. Each connector type exhibits different characteristics, ...

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