Gould’s high precision fiber optic Tap couplers & Optical Splitters offer extremely high precision in controlling the coupling ratios ranging from 0.1% to 0.001%.
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 High Precision Single Mode (SM) Fiber Optic TAP Couplers & Optical Splitters can be manufactured using different fiber types such as Corning SMF-28® Fiber, Nufern 630-HP, Corning HI-1060 and Corning HI-780 and available in various tap ratios such as 0.1%, 0.01%, 0.001% with operating wavelengths ranging from 630nm to 1620nm. Custom options are available upon request. Available connector options are ST, FC, SC, LC, FC/APC & SC/APC.