SI Optical Sacrificial Interfaces
Optical Sacrificial Interfaces (SI) are compact, in-line, male-to-female components, especially used in laboratory and field test equipment to protect front panel connector end-faces from the damage and contamination of repeated mating and de-mating.
The use of sacrificial interfaces avoids costly instrument re-calibration that usually requires the equipment to be returned to the manufacturer or specialized service centers and eliminates equipment down time. The sacrificial interface can be connected on the front of the panel instrument to facilitate user access (Fig. 1), or inside it (Fig. 2) for instrument manufactures who prefer to provide service and maintenance themselves. Diamond Sacrificial Interfaces are available for MM and SM fibers, with different end-face geometries: PC/PC, APC/APC, to a wide range of international connector standards.
The ACA (Active Core Alignment) technology used in the Diamond Sacrificial Interfaces ensures minimal additional insertion loss and back reflections combined with exceptional repeatability due to the ultra-high tolerance Titanium interfaces.