How to Measure Cleaved Ribbon Fiber (Video)

POSTED 05.10.2019

Ribbon fibers are increasingly being used for applications where a high physical channel density is required.  These ribbon fibers can be connected utilizing a standard connector such as MTP, a specialized interconnect, direct bonding or other specialty methods.

Interferometric endface inspection has been used for single fiber mechanical cleaves for years.  Applying this metrology to use with ribbon fibers simply requires fixturing, such as the Fiber Ribbon Stage which allows scanning through individual fibers in a ribbon, one at a time.

This video walks through how to measure a ribbon fiber using the FiBO 300.