Perhaps You Should Know the Origin of Polarity Maintaining Fiber Couplers

1. What is a polarization maintaining fiber coupler?

Polarization maintaining fiber coupler is a device for detachable (movable) connection between optical fiber and optical fiber. It precisely connects the two end faces of the optical fiber so that the light energy output by the transmitting fiber can be coupled to the receiving fiber to the maximum extent. Go, and make it intervene in the optical link to minimize the impact on the system.

For a waveguide coupler, it is generally an element with a Y-branch, and the optical signal input by an optical fiber can be divided into equal parts. When the opening angle of the branch circuit of the polarization maintaining coupler increases, the amount of light leaking into the cladding will increase, which will increase the excess loss. Therefore, the opening angle is generally within 30°, so the length of the waveguide fiber coupler should not be too short .

2. Features and applications of polarization-maintaining fiber couplers

The polarization-maintaining fiber coupler is prepared by a unique strong fusion tapering process, used for light splitting in the optical path, and can evenly divide the input light into three beams. The polarization maintaining coupler has passed a variety of reliability tests and various military environmental assessment tests, with stable performance and high reliability, and has been applied in many key national projects.

The main features of the polarization maintaining coupler: small size, low additional loss, good environmental stability, and high reliability.

Polarization maintaining couplers can be mainly used in: coherent optical communications, fiber optic gyroscopes and fiber optic sensors.

Since the optical network system also needs to couple, branch, and distribute optical signals, this requires an optical fiber coupler. Fiber coupler, also known as optical splitter and splitter, is one of the important passive components in the optical fiber link. It is an optical fiber tandem device with multiple input ends and multiple output ends. M×N is often used to represent a splitter. The router has M input terminals and N output terminals. The optical splitter is mainly used for bypass deployment to copy a part of the signal of the main optical path to the bypass device.

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