Accession Number : ADD002881

Title :   A Connector for Coupling Multi-Filament Fiber Optic Cables.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Adolph Lee

Report Date : 01 Jun 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : In the patent application first and second ferrules, which may be substantially identical, have internal bores therethrough to receive the ends of two multifilament fiber optics cables that it is desired to couple together for the transmission of light energy. The ferrules are externally threaded in opposite directions and the multi-filament fiber optic cables are bonded within the respective internal bores of the ferrules with a terminal end ground and polished substantially optically flat. A central sleeve member is internally threaded at two ends in opposite directions to supportively receive the respective external threads of the two ferrules so that when the central sleeve member is rotated in a single direction the terminal ends of the two ferrules are drawn together in a common axial alignment.

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Cables, *Connectors, Multimode, Alignment, Optical communications, Data transmission systems

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE