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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Improvements in and Relating to Fibre Optic Devices'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Kakarantzas, G., Dimmick, T. E., Birks, T., & Russell, P. (2001). IPC No. G02B6/28. Improvements in and Relating to Fibre Optic Devices. (Patent No. WO0114918 (A1)).