Accession Number : ADD007160

Title :   Portable Optical Fiber Coupling Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yannoni,Nicholas F

Report Date : 22 Apr 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent discloses a portable device for coupling optical fibers consisting of an insulative block so designed as to allow a number of optical fibers to come together, a piezoelectric generating means secured to the block and connected to the piezoelectric generator so that optical fibers will be brought together at a point between the electrodes. Electricity generated causes an arc across the electrodes which generates sufficient heat to join the optical fibers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Couplers, *Fiber optics transmission lines, Optical circuits, Arc welding, Manportable equipment

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE