The full potential of low-loss optical fibers will not be realized until compatible high-performance components are available at low cost. In this paper we consider a few of the advanced fiber components which have been demonstrated in the laboratory or, in some cases, are available commercially. Areas requiring further development are also noted.
Ramon P. DePaula,
David W. Stowe,
"Overview Of Advanced Components For Fiber Optic Systems", Proc. SPIE 0661, Optical Testing and Metrology, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938604; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938604