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Monomode Fiber Fused-Taper Couplers: Applications As Sensors, Tunable Filters And Lateral Splices
Author(s): F. Bilodeau; D. C. Johnson; S. Faucher; K. O. Hill
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Paper Abstract

A new flame-brush technique is used to fabricate monomode fused couplers for application as hydrostatic pressure sensors, narrowband tunable filters and dissimilar-type fiber lateral splices. Light switching from one output port to the other in the most sensitive case was achieved with a pressure change of 8.8 psi. Wavelength tuning of a 1200 cycle-0.35 rim half period coupler was tuned over a band of 20 nm with a sensitivity of 0.013 nm/psi. Also fused couplers made of dissimilar-type fibers are proposed as lateral splices useful for efficiently exchanging power between the HEll modes of fibers with different normalized frequencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0988, Components for Fiber Optic Applications III and Coherent Lightwave Communications, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959728
Show Author Affiliations
F. Bilodeau, Communications Research Centre (Canada)
D. C. Johnson, Communications Research Centre (Canada)
S. Faucher, Communications Research Centre (Canada)
K. O. Hill, Communications Research Centre (Canada)

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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