Gould’s low polarization fiber optic TAP couplers & Optical splitters were specifically designed to be used in conjunction with erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and other polarization sensitive applications.
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 Low PDL Fiber Optic Tap Couplers and optical splitters can be manufactured using fiber types such as Corning SMF-28® Fiber and available in various coupling ratios such as 10/90, 5/95, 2/98, 1/99 with operating wavelengths ranging from 1290nm to 1565nm with bandwidth of 30 to 40nm. Custom options are available upon request. Available connector options are ST, FC, SC, LC, FC/APC & SC/APC.