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1 December 1991 Plastic star coupler
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Proceedings Volume 1592, Plastic Optical Fibers; (1991)
Event: OE Fiber, 1991, Boston, MA, United States
We applied an ultrasonic welding method for the bonding of plastic fibers, and obtained many types of optical star couplers for optical communication systems. It enables the manufacturing of optical components with low loss without damaging the clad layer except for the welding surface. Therefore, they have some merits, such as low loss, small size, light weight, and low cost. The 4-ports (2 X 2) star coupler of 1000 micrometers diam APF has 0.7 dB excess loss at most, and the welding length is 20 mm.
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Hayato Yuuki, Takeharu Ito, and Tetsuo Sugimoto "Plastic star coupler", Proc. SPIE 1592, Plastic Optical Fibers, (1 December 1991);

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