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Form of studies Master
Title of the study programm Telecommunications
Title in original language Dažāda tipa optiskās šķiedras metināšanas procesa novērtējums un realizācija
Title in English Different Types of Optical Fiber Splicing Process Evaluation and Implementation
Department Foreign Students Department
Scientific advisor Vjačeslavs Bobrovs
Reviewer Andis Supe
Abstract Since its first installation in the 1970s, optical fiber technologies have gone through tremendous developments. In the late decade, it became the spine of the world telecommunications network, due to its proven performances such as high speed internet and instant access on phone communications all over the world. Today, diverse service providers have their own fiber optic network (internet, cable television, telephone...). Since fiber optics don't present any electromagnetic interference, and insure low attenuation of the signal through long distances and time, and since the fiber optics business is constantly growing, reaching the terms of billions of dollars, the Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the ITU (ITU-T) have developed several fiber optics standards. One important aspect of optical fiber technologies is connections, and precisely splices, since it is crucial to guarantee high quality loss-free connections along optical fiber networks, as well as in the other applications of optical fiber such as optical measurement devices. The thesis will be presenting an overview of the different characteristics of optical fiber splicing, the different techniques that are used, with their respective advantages and disadvantages, however our work will mainly focus on Optical Fiber Fusion Splicing. The process of optical fiber fusion splicing allows creating a permanent welded joint that guarantees high strength and low losses in the same time. In other words, fusion splices are the paste that keeps the bricks together, that if we imagine the fiber optical network as a house. Fusion splices are also reliable for decades, hence the lifetime of the optical network, which makes them play a very important role in the network itself.
Keywords Master thesis, Optical fiber splicing, fusion splicing
Keywords in English Master thesis, Optical fiber splicing, fusion splicing
Language eng
Year 2015
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