Mechanical Splice | Alker Fibre Optic Specialists

Mechanical Splice

A splice in which fibres are joined mechanically but not fused together. An optical fibre splice accomplished by fixtures or materials, rather than by thermal fusion.
When the optical fibres are secured by mechanical means, the gap between the optical fibre endfaces usually is filled with a refractive index matching gel to reduce reflections.

See also Fusion Splice

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