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Two-step input coupler
Author(s): Steve M. Schultz; Logan Harris; Richard H. Selfridge
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Paper Abstract

We have designed an input coupler to couple light into the core of a single mode optical fibers without severing the fiber. This design uses two coupling steps. The light is first diffracted into a planar waveguide constructed on the surface of the fiber using diffraction gratings. The light in the planar waveguide is then coupled to the core of the optical fiber through directional mode coupling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2290, Fiber Optic Materials and Components, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187405
Show Author Affiliations
Steve M. Schultz, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Logan Harris, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Richard H. Selfridge, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2290:
Fiber Optic Materials and Components
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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