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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 368–370

Hierarchic and combinatorial star couplers

M. E. Marhic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 368-370 (1984)

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An interconnection method for transmissive stars is presented that permits the fabrication of arbitrarily large stars from elementary ones. Being free from multiple-path interference, this synthesis is particularly well suited for single-mode stars. The method can be implemented with any of a number of techniques; in particular, the use of recently developed high-quality 3-dB couplers should result in the synthesis of large single-mode stars with negligible excess loss.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 20, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984

M. E. Marhic, "Hierarchic and combinatorial star couplers," Opt. Lett. 9, 368-370 (1984)

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