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The Two Methods of Fiber Optic Splicing - MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 09, 2017

Fiber optic splicing allows for better performance of a network, especially when large data is accessed by multiple users at the same time. Splices can often be required in wiring closets, where they enter the building, and any intermediate point between a transmitter and receiver. But one noticeable application of fiber optic splicing is configuring and installing a telecommunications network.

Fiber optic splicing is an important method for joining two fiber optic cables together. Today, this technique is widely deployed in telecommunication network design installations. Typically, splicing can be performed in two ways: by fusion and mechanical splices.

Fusion fiber optic splicing in MA makes a permanent connection of two or more optical fibers by welding them together using an electric arc. Fusion is beneficial in telecommunication networks because it has the lowest loss, less reflection, and stronger and more reliable joints between the two fibers.

Mechanical splicing on the other hand, is a junction of two or more optical fibers that are aligned and held in place by a self-contained assembly. This is a way to splice more easily and quickly.

To find out more about fiber optic splicing techniques, contact ElecComm.


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