Fiber Optic Termination
Definition - What does Fiber Optic Termination mean?
Techopedia explains Fiber Optic Termination
The tools needed for termination are fiber strippers, a cable jacket stripper, polishing glass plate and puck, fiber scissors, and a rubber pad for polishing the connectors. The required supplies are the connectors themselves, epoxy and syringes for application and polishing film for cleaning the end of the cut fiber.
There are two methods for terminating the fiber: the first is through the use of connectors that form a temporary joint, and the other is through splicing, which involves actually connecting two bare fiber ends directly. Splicing can be done mechanically by simply aligning the two ends and fastening with an adhesive or snap-type cover, which is more or less a permanent splice. Another method that is more durable and precise is to do a fusion splice, which involves melting the fibers and welding them together, but the equipment required for this is expensive and bulky.