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Performance and testing of compact 1 x 6 "monolithic" couplers
Author(s): Ray Taylor; Tim Hart
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Paper Abstract

This paper details the performance of a new high specification compact broadband 1 X 6 fused fiber coupler. Also reported is confidence testing carried out on the 1 X 6 couplers against the Bellcore document `Generic requirements for fiber-optic branching components' and testing of 1 X 2/2 X 2 couplers against the Bellcore long term reliability document, especially the temperature-humidity cycling test, considered to be the most testing environment for couplers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1973, Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability, (18 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163790
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Ray Taylor, BT&D Technologies Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Tim Hart, BT&D Technologies Ltd. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1973:
Passive Fiber Optic Components and Their Reliability

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