Fiber Optic Connections Series

The Fiber Optic Connections Series is designed as a tutorial about fiber optic connectors for those who may not be experts in the actual connection portion of a system or may not fully understand the role of the connection in overall system performance. These videos should provide a basic framework for fiber optic connectors as well as the motivation of why an interferometer, like FiBO, is a valuable tool for assessing fiber optic connections.

Chapter 3

End Face Geometry

This video discusses how the shape of the ferrule, the physical part that actually provides the connection, plays in connection performance.

Video Takeaways

  • Endface geometry is critical for minimizing reflections
  • Different types of endface polishes
  • 70% of connection failures are due to contamination and damage
  • Keeping connections clean is critically important

Additional Chapters

Chapter 1

Introduction to Fiber Optics

Chapter 2

Terminations & Tolerances

Chapter 4

Testing & Measurement

Chapter 5

Introducing the Interferometer

Chapter 6

Using the Interferometer