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Simplified Design Equation For Fused Tapered Single-Mode Fiber Couplers
Author(s): C. M. Ragdale; S. E. Goodman
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Paper Abstract

Single-mode fiber couplers commonly are used in single-mode systems and fiber sensors to distribute and recombine optical signals. A widely used method for making single-mode fiber couplers is the fused-tapered technique.1'2" The equations that describe the coupling between tapered fibers require numerical evaluation. This requirement makes it difficult to predict the coupler response for different fiber parameters and taper geometries. The simple equation derived in this paper describes the coupling of power between two fibers and easily relates coupled power to the fiber parameters and taper geometry.

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: 10.1117/12.950708
Show Author Affiliations
C. M. Ragdale, ITT Electro-Optical Products Division (United States)
S. E. Goodman, ITT Electro-Optical Products Division (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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