The microprocessor controlled fusion splicer is used for mechanically durable, low-loss fusing of optical fibers with long-term stability.
Single-mode fibers, dispersion-shifted single-mode fibers and multimode fibers with coating diameters of up to 900 µm can be fused. The splicer is designed for use with the standard 125 µm outside fiber diameter (without coating). If you need to splice fibers with other diameters, please contact the manufacturer.
Automatic Fiber Positioning
Fiber positioning and the fusion process run automatically. This assures uniform high quality results independent of the operator. Two mutually independent processes for positioning and automatic splice loss determination have been integrated into the splicer. The time tested LID system (Local Injection and Detection) allows for accurate core-to-core positioning of the fiber ends such that good splicing results can even be achieved with singlemode fibers with eccentric cores. It also allows for the measurement of splice loss at an operational wavelength of 1300 nm. If the LID system cannot be used (e.g. with tight-buffered fibers), the completed splice is analyzed with the L-PAS -video system (Lens Profile Alignment System), and splice loss is indicated in dB as well.
Fiber Requirements: Single and multimode glass fiber with 125 µm glass diameter, 250 to 900 µm coating diameters
Fiber Display: High contrast 5.5″ color LCD
Magnification: Approximately 100 power
Fiber Positioning: Fully automatic in X, Y and Z axes
Mean Splice Loss for Identical, Standard Single-Mode Fibers:
Multimode fiber: typ. < 0.01 dB
Standard single-mode fiber: typ. < 0.02 dB
Tensile Test: Automatic / OFF
Splicing Programs: Preset, special and user programs
Video Output: CCIR output (75 ohm)
Mains Power: 95 to 260 V with automatic voltage range selection, 50 – 60 Hz, max 100 VA
External 12 V Power Supply: 12 – 14.5 V, max. 5 A, pole reversal protected
Data Memory Capacity: 1000 splice values
Data Output: RS 232 interface with adjustable baud rate
LID System: Wavelength: 1300 nm, temperature compensated
Attenuation Splices: 1 to 10 dB (in steps of 0.1 dB)
Real-Time Clock: Time and date display with battery backup
Operating Temperature: -5° C to +45° C
Storage Temperature: -20° C to +70° C