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) : Orazi, Richard J

Report Date : 29 Jul 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *TUNING, *COUPLERS, *PATENTS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, REFRACTIVE INDEX, TRANSMISSION LINES, ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE