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Temperature And Vibration Tests On Multimode Fused Star Couplers
Author(s): R. L. Gravel; A. R. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

The temperature and vibration effects on the performance of multimode fused couplers is presently of concern to designers of fiber optic systems. To learn more about the performance of biconical taper couplers in certain environments, temperature and vibration tests were made on multiport star couplers according to some of the procedures in three military standard tests. An operating temperature test and a thermal shock test was made from +20°C to +85°C and from -20°C to +90°C, respectively. A vibration test was performed according to MIL-STD-5422. The three star couplers tested were fabricated at Aetna Telecommunications Laboratories and have 100/140 um core/clad diameter graded index fiber. The results of measurements made during temperature and vibration tests indicate that multiport fused couplers are stable, rugged and reliable components when properly packaged and assembled.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0479, Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology, (1 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942778
Show Author Affiliations
R. L. Gravel, Aetna Telecommunications Laboratories (United States)
A. R. Nelson, Aetna Telecommunications Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0479:
Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology
Carl A. Villarruel, Editor(s)

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