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Single Mode Fiber Optic Transceiver Using Short Wavelength Active Devices In Long Wavelength Fiber
Author(s): F. J. Gillham,; D. Campbell; M. Corke; D. W. Stowe
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Paper Abstract

Presently, single mode optical fiber technology is being utilized in systems to supply telephone service to the subscriber. However, in an attempt to be competitive with copper based systems, there are many development programs underway to determine the most cost effective solution while still providing a service that will either satisfy or be upgradeable to satisfy the demands of the consumer for the next 10 to 20 years. One such approach is to combine low cost laser transmitters and silicon receivers, which have been developed for the "compact disc" industry, with fiber that operates in the single mode regime at 1300 nm. In this paper, an optical transceiver will be presented, consisting of a compact disc laser, a silicon detector and a single mode coupler at 1300 nm. A possible system layout is presented which operates at 780 nm bi-directionally for POTS and upgradeable to 1300 nm for video services. There are several important design criteria that have to be considered in the development of such a system which will be addressed. These include: 1. Optimization of coupled power from laser to fiber while maintaining stable launched conditions over a wide range of environmental conditions. 2. Consideration of the multimode operation of the 1300 nm single mode fiber while operating in the 780 nm wavelength region. 3. Development of a low cost pseudo-wavelength division multiplexer for 1300 nm single mode/780 nm multimode operation and a low cost dual mode 50/50, 780 nm splitter using 1300 nm fiber. Details will be given of the design criteria and solution in terms of optimized design. Results of the performance of several prototype devices will be given with indications of the merits of this approach and where further development effort should be applied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963389
Show Author Affiliations
F. J. Gillham,, Aster Corporation (United States)
D. Campbell, Aster Corporation (United States)
M. Corke, Aster Corporation (United States)
D. W. Stowe, Aster Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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