Gould’s singlemode Single Wavelength Fiber Optic 1X2 and 2X2 couplers, taps and optical signal splitters are used to split light with minimal optical loss from one to two fibers or to combine light from two fibers into one fiber. These components are excellent for duplex transmission on a single fiber, CATV systems or within fiber optic test sets.
These 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 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.
Gould’s single mode Fused Single Wavelength Couplers and Splitters are manufactured using Corning SMF-28® Fiber and available in various coupling ratios such as 50/50, 40/60, 30/70, 20/80, 10/90, 05/95 & 1/99 with operating wavelengths 1270, 130, 1350, 1400, 1480, 1550 & 1630. Other coupling ratio & wavelength options are available upon request. Available connector options are ST, FC, SC, LC, FC/APC & SC/APC.