1 March 1994 Temperature effects on fused biconic coupler reliability
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Proceedings Volume 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168621
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
In a manufacturing environment data has been collected on the changes in performance of fused biconic couplers due to temperature cycling and due to long term high temperature storage. The average change in insertion loss after 20 temperature cycles from -40 degree(s)C to +75 degree(s)C for a 50% 1X2 coupler is 0.03 +/- 0.025 dB with a standard deviation of 0.1 dB. The average change in excess loss is 0.03 +/- 0.02 dB. Continuous monitoring of coupling ratio while temperature cycling from -40 degree(s)C to +75 degree(s)C showed a variation in coupling ratio of less than 0.5% at the extremes compared to 25 degree(s)C.
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Thomas S. Call, Anton Hu, "Temperature effects on fused biconic coupler reliability", Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168621; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168621

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