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Optical Engineering

Loss and spectral control in fused tapered couplers
Author(s): Kenneth P. Oakley; Norma M. O'Sullivan; Robert P. Kenny; Conleth Denis Hussey
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Paper Abstract

The loss and spectral characteristics of fused tapered coupiers depend, respectively, on the taper transition rate and on the size, shape, and length of the coupler waist region. We show how the choice of the fusing and tapering burner is critical in optimizing the behavior of three different coupler types: the single-wavelength splitter, the wavelength division multiplexer, and the wavelength-independent coupler.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(12) doi: 10.1117/12.184440
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth P. Oakley, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Norma M. O'Sullivan, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Robert P. Kenny, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Conleth Denis Hussey, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)


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