Analysis on performance deterioration of optical fiber joints with mixture of refractive index matching material and air-filled gaps

@article{Kihara2009AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis on performance deterioration of optical fiber joints with mixture of refractive index matching material and air-filled gaps},
  author={Mitsuru Kihara and Ryuichirou Nagano and Morikazu Uchino and Yoichi Yuki and Hideyuki Sonoda and H. Onose and Hisashi Izumita and Nobuo Kuwaki},
  journal={2009 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication - incudes post deadline papers},
  year={2009},
  pages={1-3}
}
We experimentally investigated the performance of optical fiber joints with a mixture of refractive index matching material and air-filled gaps. We revealed that the insertion loss might deteriorate more than 30 dB at most.