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Single Mode Coupler Manufacturing
Author(s): M. Corke; M. Kale; M. Keur; P. Kopera; K. Shaklee; K. Sweeney
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Paper Abstract

Until recently, single mode couplers were laboratory curiosities. Now, however, several companies offer high quality couplers as commercial products. Improvements in coupler manufacturing have been made, on a regular basis, to the point where 50% couplers with less than 0.5 dB loss are routinely available. Generally, these couplers are fabricated by hand, a, process which is inefficient, in terms of the consistency of the couplers fabricated and extremely labor intensive, thereby limiting total output. In this paper, we discuss an automated single mode coupler facility. This assembly system has the advantages of high yield, reproducible coupling ratio and loss values, and high volume output.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0574, Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology II, (15 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950711
Show Author Affiliations
M. Corke, Allied Amphenol Products (United States)
M. Kale, Allied Amphenol Products (United States)
M. Keur, Allied Amphenol Products (United States)
P. Kopera, Allied Amphenol Products (United States)
K. Shaklee, Allied Amphenol Products (United States)
K. Sweeney, Allied Amphenol Products (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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