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Two-step fabrication of single-mode fiber couplers with a CO2 laser source
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Paper Abstract

We have used a CO2 laser as a heating source to fabricate a single-mode fiber couplers. The process consists of fusing and stretching two standard single model fibers initially maintained in lateral contact. We have fabricated 3 dB couplers at 1500 nm with insertion loss < 0.5dB. We also have fabricated multiplexers such as a 100% coupler at 1310 nm and at 1550 nm. The channel isolation of these components are > 30dB with a bandwidth of 30 nm at -30dB. Finally, a coupler with a long constant waist have been fabricated.

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Date Published: 15 April 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4943, Fiber-based Component Fabrication, Testing, and Connectorization, (15 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.468548
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Georges J Humbert, Univ. de Rouen (France)
Abdelrafik Malki, Univ. de Rouen (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4943:
Fiber-based Component Fabrication, Testing, and Connectorization
Valerio Pruneri; Robert P. Dahlgren; Gregory M. Sanger, Editor(s)

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