The Ferrule end-face geometry characteristics are key factors to the quality of patch-cords interconnections. While interferometry measurement tools can measure some of these characteristics (Radius of polishing, Apex-offset, Fiber height, …), they cannot measure the concentricity of the fiber core with respect to the ferrule outer envelope. Fiber-core concentricity can have various origins such as fiber cladding to core concentricity, ferrule envelope to bore concentricity and unmatched fiber diameter to ferrule bore diameter.
The result of concentricity is a loss in optical power at interconnections and therefore a loss in performances.
With this module, KONCENTRIK-V2 measures the concentricity of the fiber core with respect to the ferrule outer envelope of a connector with a 0.15µm precision. It also measures the position of the core with respect to the connector key with a few degrees of precision.
With this module, KONCENTRIK-V2 measures the concentricity of the ferrule bore with respect to the ferrule outer envelope with less than 0.15µm uncertainty. Other measured values are the angular position of the bore with respect to the connector key (tuning applications), the bore diameter and non-circularity errors of both the ferrule outer envelope and the ferrule bore.
The Koncentrik-FarField will enable you to measure the angular misalignment between the fibre and the ferrule axes in an optical connector as per the IEC 61300-3-26 standard. The optical performance (Insertion loss) of a connector is mainly influenced by the fibre eccentricity (measured with Data-Pixel’s Koncentrik-V2) and fibre misalignment (also known as “fibre angle” and now measurable with Data-Pixel’s Koncentrik-FarField).
You can now fully evaluate and manage the optical performance of your connections with Data-Pixel products.
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