Fusion splicing, if
performed correctly will provide the lowest loss when compared to other
splicing methods. The process of performing a fusion splice involves
applying a focused heat source that will fuse the two fibres together. For
this action, a piece of equipment known as a Fusion Splicer is used.
splicers, such as those used by ourselves will line up the two pieces of
fibre based on lining up the two cores, or on the x-y-z axis. A current is
passed between two electrodes and the glass is literally welded together.
The completed splices are protected by a plastic splice sleeve which is
shrunk onto the fibre using an integrated oven on the splicing unit. Each
‘spliced’ fibre is then inserted into a splice tray for storage.
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