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Title:
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCRIBING AND CLEAVING AN OPTICAL FIBER HELD BY A FERRULE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/083070
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Systems and methods for scribing and cleaving an optical fiber held by a ferrule are disclosed. The methods include operably supporting an optical fiber in a ferrule so that a bare fiber section of the optical fiber extends beyond a front end of the ferrule. The method also includes disposing a top-side location of a scribing medium to be in contact with a lower portion of the bare fiber section and a near-side location of the scribing medium to be in contact with the front end of the ferrule. The top-side location includes an abrasive feature while the near-side location is smooth. The scribing medium is moved relative to the bare fiber section to cause the abrasive feature to form a scribe mark at a scribe location at a distance from the front end of the ferrule. The smooth near-side location prevents substantial damage to the ferrule front end.

Inventors:
GREGORSKI STEVEN JOSEPH (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2016/057708
Publication Date:
June 15, 2017
Filing Date:
October 19, 2016
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Assignee:
CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC (US)
International Classes:
G02B6/25
Foreign References:
US4245537A1981-01-20
FR2386829A11978-11-03
JPS627004A1987-01-14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WEEKS, Adam R. (Intellectual Property Department SP-TI-03-1Corning, New York, US)
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