14 January 1987 Wavelength-Dependent Coupling in Single-Mode Fused Biconical Taper Couplers
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Proceedings Volume 0722, Components for Fiber Optic Applications; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937640
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Many fiber optic systems in operation today require low loss single-mode couplers to passively split or combine light between two or more single-mode fibers. At present, this need is best met by standard fused biconical taper couplers because of their ease of fabrication and very stable performance over a wide range of operating conditions. However, as single-mode fiber technology transitions from today's predominately long haul applications to tomorrow's local area networks (LANs) and subscriber loops, more sophisticated single-mode couplers will be required. For example, many of these systems will likely incorporate wavelength division multiplexing techniques and, as such, will require several types of wavelength dependent couplers. In anticipation of this growing need, three different types of single-mode, wavelength-dependent couplers have been developed at Gould. A discussion of the wavelength dependent coupling in these fused couplers is presented in this paper.
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Douglas R. Moore, Douglas R. Moore, Vincent J. Tekippe, Vincent J. Tekippe, "Wavelength-Dependent Coupling in Single-Mode Fused Biconical Taper Couplers", Proc. SPIE 0722, Components for Fiber Optic Applications, (14 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937640; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937640


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