Accession Number : ADD002656
Title : Star Coupler for Single Mode Fiber Communication Systems.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Milton,A Fenner
Report Date : 10 Feb 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : An optical coupler system is described in which optical communications from separate centers are transmitted over separate lines of a single optical fiber to a coupler which combines the information and transmits the combined information over different single fibers to other communication centers. This invention makes use of a number of different Selfoc lenses with indefinite working distance to couple light from each of a different number of input fibers substantially evenly to a different number of output fibers. A large diameter Selfoc lens transfers incoming radiation to smaller diameter Selfoc lenses which focusses the radiation onto different single fiber transmission lines.
Descriptors : *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Couplers, *Patents, Optical communications, Optical lenses, Focusing
Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE