Accession Number : ADD003717

Title :   Single Mode Laser Multiterminal Optical Data Communication System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Milton,A Fenner

Report Date : 11 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A multiterminal single mode communication system using single mode fibers and a single centrally located laser source. An electro-optical switch at the terminal switches pulses of light from the communication channel to a distribution channel comprising a single mode fiber. Information is switched on by an electrical modulator which controls the light switching of the switches and information is taken off by light detectors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Optical communications, *Laser communications, *Communication terminals, Electrooptics, Optical switching, Fiber optics, Modulators, Modes, High rate, Channels

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE