1 December 1993 Low-cost approach for testing fiber optic couplers and splitters
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Optical Engineering, 32(12), (1993). doi:10.1117/12.151286
Abstract
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). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.151286
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