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1. (WO2018127678) FIBRE OPTIC ACCESSORY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127678    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/053699
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G02B 6/52
G02B 6/38
Applicants: RIDGEMOUNT TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Inventors: LIMBERT, Mark John
PETERS, Christopher Russell
Title: FIBRE OPTIC ACCESSORY
Abstract:
A fibre optic accessory for attachment to the end of an optical fibre (900) is described, the fibre optic accessory comprising a plurality of grooves (121, 141) extending longitudinally along a portion of its outer surface. Using this accessory, an optical fibre to which this accessory is affixed may be installed in an installation tube with the use of a source of compressed air. A kit of parts for such an installation, an optical fibre and a method of installation are also described. The fibre optic accessory may comprise a ferrule holder (120) with grooves (121) and/or a dust cap (140) with grooves (141).