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Performance Of A Low Loss Tunable Coupling Ratio Multiple Tap Network
Author(s): M. H. Hodge; J. A. Moras
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Paper Abstract

The introduction of linear networks with greater than 20 nodes has been inhibited by the loss associated with conventional discrete couplers. Typical excess and insertion loss are 0.5 dB and 1.0 dB respectively. This paper describes the development of a low loss, tunable coupling ratio tap which enables the expansion of linear networks to a hundred nodes or more. It analyzes the characteristics of the coupler and shows the impact on system design and performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0839, Components for Fiber Optic Applications II, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942554
Show Author Affiliations
M. H. Hodge, Ensign-Bickford Optics Company (United States)
J. A. Moras, Ensign-Bickford Optics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0839:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications II
Vincent J. Tekippe, Editor(s)

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