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Optimization of fusion splice process for high numerical aperture coupler fiber and erbium doped fiber
Author(s): Honggu Jiang; Timothy McMahon; Jie Li
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Paper Abstract

Fusion splicing erbium doped fiber (EDF) to other single mode fibers has become more critical as the required overall insertion loss for erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA) has significantly decreased in the last few years. In this paper, we describe and discuss an approach to develop a low loss splice method for fusion splicing high numerical aperture (NA) 980/1600 wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) coupler fiber and EDF. The results indicate that the fiber end preparation before the fusion is especially critical for obtaining a low loss splice for the fiber pair.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6019, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices II, 601916 (5 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633528
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Honggu Jiang, OFS Fitel, LLC (United States)
Timothy McMahon, OFS Fitel, LLC (United States)
Jie Li, OFS Fitel, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6019:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices II
Yan Sun; Jianping Chen; Sang Bae Lee; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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