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Single-mode MxN star couplers fabricated using fused biconical taper techniques
Author(s): Hani S. Daniel; Douglas R. Moore
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Paper Abstract

Over the last few years the fused biconical taper (FBT) process has been the technology of choice for fabricating passive fiber optic couplers. The FBT couplers can be made with a wide variety of fiber types and exhibit excellent optical and envirornnental characteristics. Recently much attention has been given to the fabrication of compact MxN singlemode star couplers for future local subscriber loop applications. Some of the systems being considered utilize passive star architectures which require singlemnode star couplers to split the light to a multiple number of ports or residences. In this paper we report the fabrication of true lxN and MxN singlemnode tree and star couplers using the fused biconical taper techniques. In addition to good optical uniformity and insertion loss the fused couplers offer the same environmental stability and long term reliability that are characteristic of standard FBT couplers. A discussion of the optical and environmental data will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1365, Components for Fiber Optic Applications V, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24660
Show Author Affiliations
Hani S. Daniel, Gould, Inc. (United States)
Douglas R. Moore, Gould, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1365:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications V
Paul M. Kopera, Editor(s)

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