In optical fiber installation and repair, the semi-permanent joining of two fibers through the use of a plastic or metal crimp sleeve filled with index-matching gel. See also fusion splice, index-matching gel, and splice.
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A type of fiber-optic splice that uses a connector to bridge between the two ends. Contrast with fusion splice.