1 December 1993 Low-cost approach for testing fiber optic couplers and splitters
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Conventional test methods use optical switches for testing devices with large port counts such as couplers and splitters. These methods are both capital and labor intensive and cost between $250 and $300 per test channel. We describe a very reliable and low-cost approach for testing a large number of fibers by means of a mechanical indexer. The method not only reduces the setup time considerably but also offers significant savings in capital equipment. By means of this concept, a test system capable of testing 600 channels has been built at a cost of less than $50 per test channel.
Arun K. Agarwal, "Low-cost approach for testing fiber optic couplers and splitters," Optical Engineering 32(12), (1 December 1993). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.151286 . Submission:
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