Accession Number : ADD000567
Title : Improved Optical Coupler.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Henry F
Report Date : 02 Dec 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : In the patent application an optical coupler which deflects light energy out of and into an optical path comprises first and second contiguous portions of material substantially transparent to the light energy and disposed to transmit the light energy in continuity along the desired optical path. A reflective surface at the interface of the first and second portions of the coupler is positioned to intercept at least part of the optical path and is also angularly disposed to reflect light energy out of and into the intercepted part of the optical path. The coupler may be made of suitable glass, plastic, or glass rods supported in plastic or other appropriate material. The coupler may also include optical connectors disposed to be joined to sections of optical cable for completing the continuity of an optical path.
Descriptors : *Optical equipment, Couplers, *Coupling circuits, Patents, Fiber optics transmission lines, Signal processing, Data transmission systems, Optical communications
Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE