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Splicing

Fiber optic splicing involves joining two fiber optic cables together.  The splicing process consists of four basic steps.

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  1. Stripping Fiber. Stripping is the act of removing the protective polymer coating around optical fiber in preparation for splicing. The splicing process begins by
  2. preparing both fiber ends, which requires that all protective coating is removed or stripped from the ends of each fiber.
  3. Cleaning Fiber. The customary means to clean bare fibers is with alcohol and wipes.
  4. Splicing Fiber. A fusion splicing machine is used to precisely align the two fiber ends. The glass ends are “fused” or “welded” together using some type of heat or electric arc. This produces a continuous connection between the fibers enabling very low loss light transmission.
  5. Testing Fiber.