The optitap connector products are movable mechanisms between optical fibers and optical fiber connection devices. Its function is to place the optical fiber on two precise platform surfaces, so that the light output of the light energy can reach the optical fiber coupler receiving the optical fiber to the maximum extent, which can form an optical link and reduce the impact of the system to a minimum. This is the basic requirement for fiber optic connectors. To a certain extent, optitap connector products also have an impact on the reliability of optical fiber transmission and the performance of the system.
The key characteristics of optitap connector products include: optical properties, interchangeability, reproducibility, tensile strength, temperature, mating cycles, etc.
1. Optical properties: The optical performance requirements of optitap connector products are mainly two basic parameters, insertion loss and return loss. Insertion loss is the loss of the connection's effective light intensity due to the insertion of the connector. Insertion loss is as small as possible, generally not about 0.5dB. Return loss (or reflection loss) refers to the suppression of the light intensity of the connector reflected in the link, and the typical value should not be lower than 25dB. In the practical application of the connector, the specially polished pin surface can make the return loss larger, usually not less than 45dB.
2. Interchangeability and reproducibility: optitap connector products are universal passive devices. The same type of optical fiber connector can be used in any connection and can be used repeatedly, so the additional entry loss is generally less than 0.2dB. within the range.
3. Tensile strength: For optitap connector products that have been connected, the tensile strength is generally required to be no less than 90N.
4. Temperature: Normally, optitap connector products must be used within the temperature range of -40℃ to +70℃.
5. Times of plugging and unplugging: Under normal circumstances, the current optitap connector products can be plugged and unplugged more than 1000 times.