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International Journal of Optics
Volume 2017, Article ID 2742709, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2742709
Research Article

The New Tapered Fiber Connector and the Test of Its Error Rate and Coupling Characteristics

1Modern Education Technology Center, Neijiang Normal University, Neijiang, Sichuan 641100, China
2School of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610000, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Qinggui Hu; moc.621@871001646uh

Received 13 December 2016; Accepted 20 March 2017; Published 1 June 2017

Academic Editor: Sulaiman Wadi Harun

Copyright © 2017 Qinggui Hu and Chengzhong Li. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Since the fiber core is very small, the communication fiber connector requires high precision. In this paper, the effect of lateral deviation on coupling efficiency of fiber connector is analyzed. Then, considering the fact that optical fiber is generally used in pairs, one for transmitting data and the other for receiving, the novel directional tapered communication optical fiber connector is designed. In the new connector, the structure of the fiber head is tapered according to the signal transmission direction. In order to study the performance of the new connector, several samples were made in the laboratory of corporation CDSEI and two testing experiments were done. The experiment results show that compared with the traditional connector, for the same lateral deviation, the coupling efficiency of the tapered connector is higher and the error rate is lower.