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Three New Fiber-Optic Components
Author(s): R. P. Reedy; F. A. Schumacher
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Paper Abstract

Three new fiber-optic components are described: an in-line filter, an optical switch, and an in-line attenuator. The in-line filter inserts an optical filter into any fiber line containing a connector while imposing very little cost in additional power loss. The optical switch allows a single output fiber to transmit input from one of two different fibers and permits switching back and forth between the input fibers as needed. The in-line attenuator attenuates signals in fiber lines over a large range of about -30 dB with infinite variability. All three components are rugged, reliable, accurate, and inexpensive. They were developed for the prompt diagnostics used on underground nuclear tests and have successfully performed in this harsh, demanding environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0574, Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology II, (15 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950695
Show Author Affiliations
R. P. Reedy, University of California (United States)
F. A. Schumacher, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0574:
Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology II
David W. Stowe, Editor(s)

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