Gould’s C&L (C/L) Band fiber optic couplers, Taps & Optical Splitters are ideal for DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) systems and OTDR (optical time-domain reflectometer) applications, providing excellent performance for applications that operate in the C&L Band from 1530nm to 1625nm. These couplers & Splitters exhibit low optical insertion loss, and low sensitivity to polarization and wavelength.
Gould Fiber Optics has developed a GlasSolder process for making a glass to glass bond between optical fibers and silica substrate. The patented technique produces a uniform “solder” bead that affixes the fiber to the substrate to provide exceptional mechanical and environmental stability.
These high quality fiber optic components 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 coupler is a structure formed by two independent optical fibers. Please visit our Fused Biconical Taper (FBT) page for more information.
Gould’s single mode C&L (C/L) Band fiber optic couplers & Optical Splitters are manufactured using Corning SMF 28 and available in various coupling ratios such as 50/50, 40/60, 30/70, 20/80, 10/90, 05/95 & 1/99 operating in the C&L (C/L) band width range from 1530 to 1625nm. Other coupling ratio & wavelength options are available upon request. Available connector options are ST, FC, SC, LC, FC/APC & SC/APC