Fiber Optic Connector Ferrule Design With Reduced ThermaL stresses
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Disclosed is a fiber optic connector ferrule design that reduces the stresses in the fiber arising from thermal coefficients of expansion (TCEs) mismatch between the fiber, the ferrule and the epoxy. Reduction of stresses in fiber during thermal shock is important to avoid fiber cracking.