Cutting optical fibres with a hot wire

G. D. Khoe, G. Kuyt

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A hot metal wire creates a knee in the fibre and a score in the hollow of the knee. The knee is used to introduce a nonuniform stress distribution across the fibre with a maximum at the score. Reproducible mirror-finished fibre ends were made by using a compact tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-148
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 1977
Externally publishedYes


  • Cutting
  • Optical fibres


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