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Tool for Optical Wrap Test for Station on Optical Link

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040373D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Walsh, TJ Williams, CT [+details]

Abstract

A U-shaped plastic rod has its ends spaced apart the distance between the sending socket and the receiving socket of a station in an optical fiber link. Cylindrical plastic elements are located near the ends of the rod and form ferrules that fit the sockets and space the ends of the rod from the optical components of the station. When the plastic rod is inserted in the two sockets, light is transmitted from the sending socket to the receiving socket for a wrap test. In a wrap test, the sending components of a station transmit to the receiving components of the same station; conventionally, the test is performed by a length of fiber having conventional sockets at each end. The plastic is transparent at the wavelength of the light used on the fiber link.