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The Application Of Commercial Star Couplers To Increase Signal Dynamic Range
Author(s): B. M. Whitcomb; V. N. Smiley; R. L. Flurer; L. K. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

Fused biconical tapered (FBT) fiber optic star couplers have been used in a variety of applications at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in several diagnostic experiments to provide increased dynamic range for the recording devices or to divide the available signal between different recording devices. A number of installation problems have been manifested in this application of FBT couplers. The most severe problem results from the modal selection mechanism inherent in the design of FBT couplers. Substantial work has been done to characterize a variety of commercial couplers for this application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0506, Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II, (15 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944918
Show Author Affiliations
B. M. Whitcomb, EG&G Enerav Measurements, Inc. (United States)
V. N. Smiley, EG&G Energy Measurements, Inc. (United States)
R. L. Flurer, EG&G Energy Measurements, Inc. (United States)
L. K. Nelson, EG&G Energy Measurements, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0506:
Fiber Optics in Adverse Environments II
Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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