This is the first report of a single-mode optical fiber cable for rapid restoration and a field-mounted connector for quick assembly in an emergency. One hundred minutes are enough for restoration of twelve single-mode fiber connections and a cable sheath jointing. The quick assembly connector enables a 5-min connection for one single-mode optical fiber. The connection loss is 0.45 dB on the average and 1.52-dB maximum.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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