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Experimental Studies Into The Non-Invasive Collection And Distribution Of Data On A Fibre-Optic Monomode Bus
Author(s): J. P. Dakin; M. G. Holliday; G. M. Parker; D. J. Pratt
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Paper Abstract

The paper reports initial experiments on two essentially complementary methods of coupling information, both into and from a continuous optical fibre highway, in each case in a non-invasive low-loss manner. Information is coupled onto the bus by means of a piezo-electric transducer which introduces differential phase modulation between the two modes of a polarisation-maintaining fibre. Coupling off is achieved by bending the fibre over a curved former and collecting the emerging radiation with a polymer fibre. The methods may be used in a complementary manner to produce a bi-directional local area network system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0630, Fibre Optics '86, (6 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963589
Show Author Affiliations
J. P. Dakin, Plessey Electronic Systems Research Limited (U.K.)
M. G. Holliday, Plessey Electronic Systems Research Limited (U.K.)
G. M. Parker, Plessey Electronic Systems Research Limited (U.K.)
D. J. Pratt, Plessey Electronic Systems Research Limited (U.K.)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0630:
Fibre Optics '86
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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