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1. (WO2018044728) END FACE CLEANING GEL FOR HARDENED MULTI-FIBER OPTICAL CONNECTORS; AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044728    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048691
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G02B 6/38
Applicants: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Inventors: ANDERSON, David John
BROWN, David Thomas
Title: END FACE CLEANING GEL FOR HARDENED MULTI-FIBER OPTICAL CONNECTORS; AND METHODS
Abstract:
Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relates generally to incorporating an index matching gel within a HMFOC such that as the HMFOC is mated, fiber tips protruding from multi-fiber ferrules of the HMFOC pass through the indexing matching gel to remove contaminates therefrom. The present disclosure also relates to a method of removing contaminates from optical fibers upon mating a hardened multi-fiber optical connector (HMFOC) with another HMFOC.