Improvements in and Relating to Fibre Optic Devices

George Kakarantzas (Inventor), Timothy E Dimmick (Inventor), Tim Birks (Inventor), Philip Russell (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method of manufacturing an optical fibre coupler, comprising the steps of providing a first optical fibre and a second optical fibre, at least one of the fibres being a single-mode fibre; reducing the local diameter of a region of each of the first and the second fibres to produce a tapered waist (80) in each fibre; placing the waists (80) of the first and second fibres in contact with each other; and fusing the waists (80) together to form a fused region (70).
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO0114918 (A1)
Priority date20/08/99
Filing date17/08/00
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2001


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