Accession Number : ADD006065

Title :   Single-Fiber Duplex Coupler.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Milton,A Fenner ; Villarruel,Carl A

Report Date : 17 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A bidirectional optical communication system which includes a transmission line which directs radiation onto a reflective surface through which a smaller-diameter fiber is inserted. The smaller-diameter fiber directs radiation into the large-diameter fiber for transmission away from the reflective surface simultaneous with radiation transmitted through the larger-diameter fiber toward the reflective surface. A reflective surface and small fiber may be at each end of the larger-dimaeter fiber for bidirectional operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics, *Optical communications, Duplexers, Couplers, Transmission lines, Surface properties, Reflectivity, Multimode

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE