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Novel fiber optic coupler/repeater for military systems
Author(s): Andrew S. Glista
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Paper Abstract

A high degree of fault tolerance is required in both commercial and military fiber optic networks. Building fault tolerant physical layers for itultiport fiber optic systems is difficult because of the limited optical loss budget available and the limitations of electro-optic components including sources couplers and switches. This paper describes a fault tolerant fiber optic physical layer based on U. S. Patent 4 The concept permits the circumvention of faults in electronics power supplies or in optical fibers without the need for bypass switches. The fault tolerance is achieved through the use of a 1XN coupler with multiple photodiodes and fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24810
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Andrew S. Glista, Naval Air Systems Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1369:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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