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The Superflat coupler and its application as a wideband attenuator
Author(s): Daniel R. Campbell Jr.; David W. Stowe
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Paper Abstract

The fabrication of a device which operates beyond the cutoff of the antisymmetric supermode of a coupler is described. The result is a coupler, henceforth referred to as a Superflat™, which holds its coupling ratio to +/- 1% over the wavelength range of 1200 nm to 1600 nm, and yet exhibits losses as low as 0.3 dB. Applications in test and measurement, CATV, and as an all-fiber, fixed attenuator are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135377
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Daniel R. Campbell Jr., Aster Corp. (United States)
David W. Stowe, Aster Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1580:
Fiber Optic Components and Reliability
Paul M. Kopera; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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