Accession Number : ADD002185

Title :   Optical Coupler for Single Fiber Optic Filament.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Caton,William M

Report Date : 22 Dec 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The patent application concerns an optical coupler for use in an optical path defined by a single fiber optic filament. This coupler uses first and second rod gradient index positive lens elements positioned in the optical path and which have a central member optically abutted between the rod gradient index positive lens elements. It is an object to provide an efficient optical coupler for use in a data bus employing single fiber optic cable which may be used in optical communications network systems.

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Optical waveguides, *Waveguide couplers, Patents, Light modulators, Fibers, Signal processing, Data transmission systems, Optical lenses, Optical communications

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE