Terminating a Fiber is accomplished through preparing the fiber for connection to another fiber or device such as a connector. The goal when terminating is to produce a perfect end to the fiber. The end should be cleanly cut, clear and physically connected to the receiving optical device. This can be accomplished through two means; permanently joining the fibers by welding or gluing the ends of the fiber together, or mechanically aligning the fibers and joining them with Transparent gel.

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