Accession Number:

ADD018702

Title:

Method for Tuning Fiber Optic Couplers and Multiplexers

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 9 Aug 95, patented 29 Jul 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A method for tuning fiber optic coupler and wavelength division multiplexer devices comprises the steps of fusing optical fibers having a refractive index responsive to ultraviolet radiation to form a coupling region having a coupling ratio dependent upon the refractive index, and subjecting the coupling region to ultraviolet radiation to adjust the coupling ratio to a pre-determined value at a given operating wave length.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE