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AS-3 Fiber Optics and Applied Photonics Committee
AIR6112 - Expanded Beam User Guide
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Expanded Beam User Guide
This document provides an overview of EB technology as it applies to the aerospace fiber optic industry. Applicable personnel include: Managers Engineers Technicians Logisticians Trainers/Instructors Third Party Maintenance Agencies Quality Assurance
Expanded beam (EB) technology offers the aerospace fiber optic industry operational advantages over physical contact optical interfaces to include: • Greater tolerance to particulate contamination • Ease of cleaning • Protection of the optical fiber core • Capability of non-physically contacting optical interface • Lower mating forces