The cassette described herein is for securing fiber-optic cables and ferrules during the curing process. A base body may be included in the cassette. It could also comprise a first cavity that is located at the cable section of the base body. The first cavity could be used to immovably secure a fiber-optic cables. Another cavity could be situated within the middle of the base body. Further the second cavity could be identified by a length of the cavity. The length of the cavity refers to the length of fiber optic cables that runs from one end to the next. In this instance the second cavity may be utilized to accommodate fiber optic cables that run along the cavity length. A third cavity may be added to the base body at the fiber section. The third cavity could be used to fix a ferrule.

There are a variety of issues regarding the present methods of securing fiberoptic cables and ferrules while curing. Current technologies, for example they do not stop the an optical fiber from moving between a cable and ferrule during the curing process. Further, the current technologies don’t provide mechanical stability between an optical fiber in the fiber-optic cable as well as the ferrule that does not crimp to the cable jacket on the fiber-optic cable.

Therefore, there is the need for improved cassettes for securing fiber-optic cables and ferrules in the curing process. This may overcome one or more of the above-mentioned problems or limitations.

This summary is designed to provide a few ideas in a simple format. These concepts are described in greater detail below. This summary does not identify the essential features or characteristics of claims subject matter. It is also not designed to limit the claimed subject matter’s scope.

A cassette is disclosed herein for securing fiber-optic cables to ferrules during curing, in accordance with certain embodiments. The cassette can comprise a base body. The base body may contain a first cavity that is located at the section of cable. Further the first cavity could be configured for immovably securing a fiber-optic cable. Additionally the base body could contain a second cavity that could be disposed at a middle portion of the base body. The length of the cavity can be used as a description of the second cavity. Furthermore, the length of the cavity is a measure of the length of fiber-optic cable that runs from a first cable end to a second cable end, the wherein the second cavity could be configured to accommodate the fiber-optic cables along the cavity length. Further the base body could include a third cavity disposed on a fiber section of the body base. Further, the third cavity may be configured for immovably securing ferrules.

A cassette that could be used to hold ferrules or fiber-optic cables during curing could be disclosed in accordance with certain embodiments. A top and base body could be part of the cassette. The base body could also include an upperbody and lower body surfaces. Further, the base body could have a first cavity that is located on a cable portion of the upper body’s surface. Further, the first cavity may be designed for the purpose of securing an optical fiber cable. A second cavity may be placed in the middle of the upper body. The length of the cavity could be used as a description of the second cavity. Additionally, the length of the cavity is a measure of the length of fiber-optic cable that extends from a firstcable end to an end of a second cable, the wherein the second cavity can be designed to accommodate the fiber-optic cable across the entire length of the cavity. The base body could have a third chamber that is located at the fiber section of its top body. The cavity could be used to immovably secure ferrules. Furthermore, the top part of the body may be detachably coupled to the base body with at minimum one coupling mechanism. The top body could also be used to cover the upper body surface.

The following detailed description and the following summary are only examples. The following detailed description and the summary should not be viewed as restricting. Additionally, features or variations can be added to the ones described herein. Embodiments can also be directed at combinations of feature and sub-combinations that are described in the description of the feature.

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