Whitepaper: A Novel, Low-loss, Multi-Fiber Connector Compatible with Reduced Coating Diameter Fiber

Nov. 3, 2023
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This paper examines the advantages of a new 165 m diameter fiber with a 125 m cladding diameter, and a new very small form factor multi-fiber connector with a miniature physical contact multi-fiber ferrule. This combination maintains compatibility with existing ferrule geometries and the fiber handling ecosystem. Environmental and mechanical test data is reported using the new ferrule, connector, and 165 m diameter fiber.