9 February 1989 Ruggedized Multimode Star Coupler For Military Applications
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Proceedings Volume 0989, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959829
Event: O-E/Fiber LASE '88, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
This paper reports on the development of a high performance, ruggedized multimode star coupler intended for use in fiber optic data transmission networks aboard naval surface ships. The coupler was designed to exhibit superior optical performance, both in terms of low loss and highly uniform coupling. It was also designed to survive a range of severe environmental and mechanical tests, including impact from a 400 lb hammer dropped from a 5 foot height, and a temperature range of -62 to 125°C. The coupler sizes produced ranged from 8 x 8 to 64 x 64 port devices. Essential features of the design along with sample performance data are presented.
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Frank H. Szarka, Frank H. Szarka, } "Ruggedized Multimode Star Coupler For Military Applications", Proc. SPIE 0989, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II, (9 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959829; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959829


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