Analysis of Optical Fiber Connector Development Direction
Posted Apr 03 2013 1:54am
Optical fiber connector development direction as below points according to the market and application requirements:
DWDM channel increased fast, the density of optical interfaces became higher, doand the connector size is about 1/2 of SC connector size.
High density connection
High density connector type is using MT pins with MPO and MPX components, each MT pins can connect 24 sSC connector,. Insertion loss is higher than single fiber counterpoint connector, and angledimprove connector performance which is with high-loss connection.
Pull in and out insertion and extraction type
Most fiber optical connector with pull in and out insertion and extraction type except FC and ST connectors,
Adaptor with multi-core integration
In order to improve the connector density when mounting, integrate multiple adaptors together to reduce the average mounting area.
Application of high power density
When apply to EDFA and Raman amplifier, the fiber output power is over 300mW, thfiber optic connector facet output up to severalkilowatts/mm2.
To meet the requirement of security, the adaptors added sliding shutter, plugs integrate flexible protecting hood.