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Low Cost High Quality Plastic Fiber Couplers
Author(s): Jisen Xu; Richard D. Driver; William F. Gasko
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Paper Abstract

A fabrication technique for manufacturing fiber directional couplers using plastic optical fiber has been developed. The coupler is manufactured by direct bonding of the uncladded segments of the fibers which enables accurate control of the desired coupling ratio and excess loss. Typical 2x2 couplers have an excess loss less of 0.6dB and 6x6 star couplers had an excess loss less than 2dB. The performance of the devices are found to be relatively stable with temperature over the range of -15 to +65 degree centigrade.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0988, Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959735
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Jisen Xu, Aster Corporation (United States)
Richard D. Driver, Aster Corporation (United States)
William F. Gasko, Aster Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0988:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications
Paul M. Kopera; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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