Insertion Loss

The total Optical Power Loss caused by the insertion of a component such as a Splice or Connector in an optical Fiber system.

Insertion loss from Absorption Insertion loss from misalignment- either from mismatched Core diameters or from lateral misalignment Insertion loss from an air gap. This occurs from no physical contact. The degree of loss is not as severe,however, with loss typically less than 0.5dB. Insertion loss from contamination. Contamination is the mostcommon cause of insertion loss, such as dirt, scratches, or chips. See Attenuation. See Optical Loss. See Intrinsic Loss. See Gap Loss.

Related Terms
Angular Misalignment Loss,   Axial Misalignment Loss,   Back Reflection Optical Return Loss,   Bend Loss,   Connector Induced Fiber Loss,   Connector Insertion Loss,   Connector Loss,   Connector Return Loss,   Coupling Loss,   Coupling Ratio Loss ,  

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