Fiber Optic Cleaning - White Paper (Updated February 2018)
Fiber optics infrastructures have become quite common in a number of markets and applications. In conjunction with this fiber infrastructure are a variety of fiber interconnect solutions. Clean, reliable optical connectors are paramount in providing a reliable, high performance fiber infrastructure. This paper addresses the importance of cleaning and maintaining these optical connectors for optimal performance & reliability. The paper also addresses new approaches to rugged fiber optic connectors to simplify the field-cleaning and inspection process.