Termination optical fiber is a coreless silica fiber. It is useful for eliminating back reflections from unused branches of a multi-port device as well as performing return loss measurement.

A termination of better than 65 dB is achieved by splicing approximately 0.25 meters of this fiber to the desired component. A fusion splice also provides higher reliability and long-term stability over conventional termination methods.

There is excellent repeatability since there is no potential for subsurface damage, fiber breakage, or fiber contamination as with polished or angled cleaves. A quality termination using a patented method (U.S. Patent No. 5,263,103) is possible for all fiber designs including high delta fibers such as erbium-doped fiber.
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125 µm Coreless/Acrylate Termination Optical Fiber

Termination-Fiber

125 µm Coreless/Silicone Acrylate Termination Optical Fiber

Termination-Fiber

125 µm Coreless/Polyimide Termination Optical Fiber
Glass Diameter N/A 125 µm
Coating Diameter N/A 250 µm N/A 250 µm N/A 155 µm
Coating Material N/A Dual UV Acrylate N/A Dual Coat Silicone Acrylate N/A PYROCOAT®
Operating Temperature Range N/A -40 to +85 ºC N/A -40 to +125 ºC N/A -65 to +300 ºC
Description N/A Termination optical fiber is a coreless silica fiber. It is useful for eliminating back reflections from unused branches of a multi-port device as well as performing return loss measurement.

A termination of better than 65 dB is achieved by splicing approximately 0.25 meters of this fiber to the desired component. A fusion splice also provides higher reliability and long-term stability over conventional termination methods.

There is excellent repeatability since there is no potential for subsurface damage, fiber breakage, or fiber contamination as with polished or angled cleaves. A quality termination using a patented method (U.S. Patent No. 5,263,103) is possible for all fiber designs including high delta fibers such as erbium-doped fiber.
Type N/A
Cladding Diameter N/A
Relative Humidity N/A
Return Loss N/A
Proof Test Level N/A ≥ 200 kpsi N/A ≥ 100 kpsi N/A ≥ 100 kpsi
Order From Location N/A
Typical Applications N/A
Options N/A
Order By Item # N/A
Glass Diameter (detail) N/A 125 ± 1 µm N/A 125 ± 2 µm N/A 125 ± 2 µm
Core Non-Circularity N/A < 2 %
Coating Diameter (detail) N/A 250 ± 10 µm N/A 250 ± 10 µm N/A 155 ± 5 µm
Coating Concentricity Error N/A ≤ 6 µm N/A ≤ 6 µm N/A
Coating Concentricity N/A N/A N/A ≥ 80%
Note N/A N/A N/A OFS polyimide optical fibers are known to operate in environments up to 300 °C. Performance is application dependent. Contact our Technical Sales department to discuss your specific application requirements. 1-860-678-6636