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 5

Introducing the Interferometer

This video discusses the operation of an interferometer in mapping the surface profile, or polish, of a connection as well as the primary parameters measured.

Video Takeaways

  • Older legacy connectors may have polishes not acceptable for new systems
  • 3 parameters to measure: radius, fiber height, apex offset
  • APC connections also have ferrule angle and key angle

Additional Chapters

Chapter 1

Introduction to Fiber Optics

Chapter 2

Terminations & Tolerances

Chapter 3

Endface Geometry

Chapter 4

Testing & Measurement

Chapter 6

Using the Interferometer