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Ruggedized Multimode Star Coupler For Military Applications
Author(s): Frank H. Szarka
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the development of a high performance, ruggedized multimode star coupler intended for use in fiber optic data transmission networks aboard naval surface ships. The coupler was designed to exhibit superior optical performance, both in terms of low loss and highly uniform coupling. It was also designed to survive a range of severe environmental and mechanical tests, including impact from a 400 lb hammer dropped from a 5 foot height, and a temperature range of -62 to 125°C. The coupler sizes produced ranged from 8 x 8 to 64 x 64 port devices. Essential features of the design along with sample performance data are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0989, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II, (9 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959829
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Frank H. Szarka, Canstar division of Canada Wire and Cable Ltd. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0989:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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