What is the meaning of Fiber Optic Splicing?
It is a process used by a professional to fuse two or more fiber cables. Fiber optic splicing typically results in lower light loss and back reflection than termination making it the preferred method when the cable runs are too long for a single length of fiber or when joining two different types of cable together, such as a 48-fiber cable to four 12-fiber cables.
How does Fiber Splicing Works?
Step #1 – Strip the fibers
Step #2 – Clean and cleave the fibers
Step #3 – Fuse the fibers
Step #4 – Protect the fiber
Tips for Better Splices
Tips #1 –It cannot be spliced when there is light in the optical fiber.
Tips #2 – Splicing when there is light may cause deterioration of splicing quality.
Tips #3 – Do not look directly at the end face of the fiber when cleaving the fiber.
Tips #4 – If the optical fiber is connected to a high-power device, such as EDFA, it may also cause damage to the device.