Gould offers a varied selection of fused fiber optic Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and combiners that join/combine optical signals. Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) uses multiple wavelengths to transport signals over a single fiber.
Gould’s fiber optic Wavelength Division Multiplexers (WDMs) allow multiplication of bandwidth without additional fibers or higher speed electronics. Our WDM product line features singlemode, multimode and polarization maintaining fiber options which offer high isolation and low optical loss. Gould’s Visible Wavelength Combiners, pump combiners and power pump combiners offer superior performance to combine signals.
Our fiber optic combiners are manufactured using the fused biconical taper process on fully software controlled automatic fabrication stations. The process consists of placing two or more fibers adjacent to each other, then fusing and stretching them to create a central coupling region. A fused fiber optic is a structure formed by two independent optical fibers. Please visit our Fused Biconical Taper (FBT) page for more information.
Gould Fiber Optics uses our patented GlasSolder process for making a glass to glass bond between optical fibers and silica substrate. This technique produces a uniform “solder” bead that affixes the fiber to the substrate to provide exceptional longevity in mechanical and environmental stability.