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Fusion junctions for glass-fibre waveguides

Fusion junctions for glass-fibre waveguides

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Various ways of making fused joints in a monomode glass-fibre waveguide have been tried. The highest efficiencies have been about 80%, with a joint in which the end faces are lightly fused together after the cores have been aligned for optimum transmission.

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