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Accurate Coupling-Ratio Measurement Of Single Mode Couplers
Author(s): M. R. Layton; D. P. Bevan
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Paper Abstract

A method for accurately measuring the coupling ratio of single mode fiber directional couplers is described. The method is insensitive to source fluctuations and eliminates the need for calibrated detectors. Accuracies of ± 0.50% have been demonstrated. The dependence of coupling ratio on input polarization state can also be measured using the technique. Measured coupling ratios on a sample quantity of 20 commercially-available couplers are compared to vendor specifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0992, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments II, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960055
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M. R. Layton, Litton Systems, Inc. (United States)
D. P. Bevan, Litton Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0992:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments II
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul; Shekhar G. Wadekar, Editor(s)

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