Gould’s concatenated singlemode Single Wavelength Truly Fused Fiber Optic Tree and star couplers and optical signal splitters are used to split light with minimal optical loss. A star coupler/ splitter is a device that takes in an input signal and splits it into several output signals. These components are excellent for CATV systems, Local area networks and FTTx.
Our couplers 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 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.
Gould’s concatenated singlemode Single Wavelength Truly Fused Fiber Optic star couplers and optical signal splitters can be manufactured using different fiber types such as Corning SMF-28® Fiber, Corning HI-780, Nufern 630-HP and Corning HI-780 and available in various port configurations such as 1×2, 2×4, 4×4, 1×8, 2x 8, 8×8, 1×16, 2×16, 16×16 with operating wavelengths ranging from 630nm to 1550nm. Other port configurations are available upon request. Available connector options are ST, FC, SC, LC, FC/APC & SC/APC.