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