Accession Number : ADD007571

Title :   End-Butt Optical Fiber Coupler.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sheem,Sang K

Report Date : 12 Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An optical waveguide coupler having intersecting deep and shallow grooves in a planar solid substrate, in which the deep groove accommodates an alignment fiber for fine vertical alignment of an optical fiber with another optical fiber or with an optical component such as a switch, modulator, multiplexer or source of light. The shallow grove accommodates the optical fiber. The alignment fiber may be tapered or have any configuration such that its manipulation causes the alignment fiber to contact the underside of the optical fiber for raising or lowering the optical fiber. There may be a plurality of shallow and deep grooves for coupling more than one optical fiber. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics, *Couplers, Optical waveguides, Waveguide couplers, Grooving, Planar structures, Substrates, Switches, Modulators, Multiplexing

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE