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Mass Production Of Fused Couplers And Coupler Based Devices
Author(s): Wayne E. Moore; William F. Gasko; David W. Stowe
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Paper Abstract

An automatable mass production system capable of manufacturing low loss (less than 0.1 dB) fused single mode fiber optic couplers at a rate in excess of 30,000 pieces per work station year has been developed. The design requirements and limitations observed in the initial development of a manual version of this system are discussed. Integration of users optical and mechanical requirements, optical fiber design, and coupler manufacturing tooling is an important goal in the effort to reduce costs to large volume users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1986
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0574, Fiber Optic Couplers, Connectors, and Splice Technology II, (15 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950712
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Wayne E. Moore, Aster (United States)
William F. Gasko, Aster (United States)
David W. Stowe, Aster (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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