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Multiport optical fibre switch using a new hexagonal prism design

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1 Author(s)
Buhrer, C.F. ; GTE Laboratories, Inc., Optical Fiber & Components, Waltham, USA

The optical fibre switching function required to substitute one spare transmitter for any one of eight other active laser transmitters that may be failing is implemented in a single switching device using a new prism design that permits the exchange of optical signals between parallel beams.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 5 )