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Temperature effects on fused biconic coupler reliability
Author(s): Thomas S. Call; Anton Hu
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Paper Abstract

In a manufacturing environment data has been collected on the changes in performance of fused biconic couplers due to temperature cycling and due to long term high temperature storage. The average change in insertion loss after 20 temperature cycles from -40 degree(s)C to +75 degree(s)C for a 50% 1X2 coupler is 0.03 +/- 0.025 dB with a standard deviation of 0.1 dB. The average change in excess loss is 0.03 +/- 0.02 dB. Continuous monitoring of coupling ratio while temperature cycling from -40 degree(s)C to +75 degree(s)C showed a variation in coupling ratio of less than 0.5% at the extremes compared to 25 degree(s)C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168621
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Thomas S. Call, TACAN Corp. (United States)
Anton Hu, TACAN Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2074:
Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments
Dilip K. Paul; Hakan H. Yuce, Editor(s)

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