Single-Mode Fiber Switch with Simultaneous Loop-Back Feature

  • W. C. Young
  • L. Curtis
Part of the Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics book series (SSEP, volume 25)


A moving-fiber-array switch providing a bypass function and a simultaneous loop-back circuit has been demonstrated. Fabricated with single-mode fibers, the insertion losses for the bypass and on-line positions are 0.38 and 0.33 dB, respectively.


Insertion Loss Fiber Array Compression Spring Mode Field Diameter Switch Design 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. C. Young
    • 1
  • L. Curtis
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell Communications ResearchRed BankUSA

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