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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1984
  • pp: 183–185

Fiber-optic polarizing directional coupler

M. Kawachi and M. Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 183-185 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.9.000183


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Abstract

A novel fiber-optic device acting simultaneously as a polarizer and a directional coupler is fabricated by coating a metal layer onto the fused biconical-taper structure of single-mode fibers. This polarizing directional coupler exhibits an extinction ratio of 15 dB together with a 1:1 power-splitting ratio and an excess loss of 2.8 dB.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 1984
Published: May 1, 1984

Citation
M. Kawachi and M. Kobayashi, "Fiber-optic polarizing directional coupler," Opt. Lett. 9, 183-185 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-9-5-183


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