Publication Date: 2019-May-23
The IP.com Prior Art Database
This paper describes a testing adaptor concept for light-turning, expanded beam ferrules and connectors based on these ferrules. Using this type of adapter, the ferrules in certain connectors can be tested/referenced at ferrule level using integrating spheres or large area detectors, without the need to take the ferrules out of the connectors. The device can be used for single-, few- or many-ferrule connectors. It may also be used for connectors with windows on the side walls to expose the output surfaces of the ferrules in the connectors.