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Fiber optic splicing is the process of joining two or more fibers together. Whether you're deploying a new fiber optic network or expanding an existing network, you must ensure your fibers are properly spliced to avoid network disruptions.
There are methods of linking optical fibers:
- Fusion Splicing
- FO Connectors
Fusion Splice Vs FO Connector
Fusion Splicing: Fusion splicing is commonly used to rejoin fiber optic cables when accidentally broken or to fuse two fibers together to create a fiber that is long enough for the required cable run. Fusion splicing is a very delicate process. If not properly done, your fibers may not be properly connected and your signal may suffer.
FO Connectors: Fiber optic (FO) connector component is used to terminate the end of fiber optic cable. It enables quicker connection and disconnection than fiber splicing. It mechanically couples and aligns the fiber cores to make light pass successfully. Therefore, fiber optic connectors have an important impact on the fiber optic transmission reliability and the performance of the system. Normally speaking, high-quality optical connectors will lose very little light due to the reflection or misalignment of the fibers.