Accession Number : ADD002481

Title :   Continuous Fiber Optical Transmit and Receive Terminal.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Jay H

Report Date : 18 Nov 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent concerns an optical transmit and receive terminal which controllably couples light energy out of a continuous fiber optic bundle by positioning a controllable acoustic energy source to change the refractive index and thus diffract a portion of the transmitted light energy out of the continuous fiber optics without interrupting or severing any of the light transmitting fibers. A portion of transmitted light modulated with signal information may thus be diffracted out of a continuous fiber optic bundle for detection of the information contained therein without in any way interrupting the continuity of the optical fibers.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Transmitter receivers, *Couplers, *Fiber optics transmission lines, Optical communications, Signal processing, Light transmission, Acoustic waves, Refractive index, Acoustooptics, Photosensitivity

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE