There are many applications in which small amounts of light need to be tapped from an optical fiber, such as broadcasting to a large number of nodes, including optical clock distribution in synchronous optical LANs and VLSI multiprocessor systems. Often the utility of such a light tap is measured by its excess loss and tapping ratio, as these parameters determine the maximum number of nodes that can be accommodated on a repeaterless bus.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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