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Single-mode integrated-optics branching devices for fiber-in-the-loop networks
Author(s): Jeffrey W. Grissom; Fabrice Jean; Martin D. McCourt; Thierry Dannoux; Jean-Louis Malinge; Christian Lerminaux
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Paper Abstract

Passive optical networks (PON) potentially may require optical splitting ratios ranging from 1x2 to 1x32, the maximum spilt recommended by Beilcore SR 1681. In anticipation of this, Corning has developed a monoilthic 1x16 single-mode splitter that offers significant performance advantages for PON using the same integrated-optics in glass technology that currently produces 1x2, 1x4 and 1x8 devices. This paper will review the performance characteristics of lxN planar spiltters, including the new Ix 16. Additionally, preliminary results will be shown for developmental 2xN devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1578, Fiber Networks for Telephony and CATV, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134962
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey W. Grissom, Corning Inc. (United States)
Fabrice Jean, Corning Inc. (United States)
Martin D. McCourt, Corning France (France)
Thierry Dannoux, Corning France (France)
Jean-Louis Malinge, Corning France (France)
Christian Lerminaux, Corning Europe Inc. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1578:
Fiber Networks for Telephony and CATV

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