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Evanescent Wave Fiber Optic Couplers: Three Methods
Author(s): J. D. Beasley; D. R. Moore; D. W. Stowe
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Paper Abstract

Three methods have been used successfully in fabricating evanescent optical couplers with single mode and multimode optical fibers. These approaches comprise cementing fibers into plates before grinding and polishing, embedding the fibers in lower melting temperature glass before grinding and polishing, and stretching adjacent fibers while heating them. Comparisons are made among the couplers produced by the three methods with regard to stability of the coupling ratio with ageing, changes in temperature and changes in light polarization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0417, Fiber Optics Multiplexing and Modulation, (8 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935944
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J. D. Beasley, Gould Research Center (United States)
D. R. Moore, Gould Research Center (United States)
D. W. Stowe, Gould Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0417:
Fiber Optics Multiplexing and Modulation
Edward J. Miskovic, Editor(s)

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