Gould’s Fused Single Mode WideBand & UltraBand Fiber Optic Couplers, Taps & optical signal splitters are small and insensitive to operating wavelengths, suitable for use in instrumentation, OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) systems, and CATV distribution. Their bandwidth makes them an excellent choice for OCT systems. By selecting the proper fiber type, the devices can be optimized to work from visible range all the way up to L band. Available in a variety of coupling ratios.
These high grade 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 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 Mode Wideband and Ultraband optic Couplers and Splitters are manufactured using fiber types such as Nufern 460-HP, Nufern 630-HP, Corning HI-780, HI-1060 & Corning SMF 28 etc and available in various coupling ratios such as 50/50, 40/60, 30/70, 20/80, 10/90, 05/95 & 1/99 with dual operating wavelengths 550, 700, 750, 860, 910, 1060, 1100 & 1550, with a band width range from 200 to 300nm. Other coupling ratio & wavelength options are available upon request. Available connector options are ST, FC, SC, LC, FC/APC & SC/APC