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Fiber-Optic Communication Technology Branching Devices
Author(s): J. C. Williams
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Paper Abstract

This tutorial review of fiber-optic branching devices covers example uses of branching devices, device types, device-performance characteristics, examples of current technology, and system-design methodology. The discussion is limited to passive single- and multimode devices fabricated from optical fibers or graded-index components. Integrated-optic, wavelength-division-multiplexing, and polarization-selective devices are not specifically addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1985
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0512, Fiber Optic Communication Technology, (12 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945046
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J. C. Williams, ITT Electro-Optical Products Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0512:
Fiber Optic Communication Technology
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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