Accession Number : ADP005253

Title :   Low-Stress High-Efficiency Local-Power Injection into Single-Mode Fibers,

Corporate Author : AT AND T BELL LABS NORCROSS GA

Personal Author(s) : Aberson,J. A. ; White,I. A.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A novel practical technique which uses periodic small-scale microbends of a fiber's axis to inject high levels of single-mode power is introduced. This invention typically launches more than 20 dB higher levels of power than those reported for commonly used macrobend injectors, while keeping fiber stresses below ordinary proof-test values, i.e., < = 50 kpsi.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *BENDING, *INJECTORS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), POWER

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE