Accession Number : ADD008770

Title :   Integrated Optical Fiber Waveguide Connector/Package Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Folzer,Lawrence E

Report Date : 28 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This invention relates to an integrated connector/package assembly for single-stranded optical fiber waveguides. The integrated assembly comprises: a coupler subassembly in which a plurality of coupled, single-strand, optical fiber waveguides are suspended and encased in a container, with the uncoupled end of each optical fiber waveguide bonded in a different port of the container, and with each port defined by a V-shaped groove in the body member of the container and by the lid member attached to the body member; and, a plurality of connector elements having one end of each of a plurality of external, single-strand, optical fiber waveguides bonded thereto, with the connector elements releasably connected to the body member of the container, and with the bonded ends of the external optical fiber waveguides in abutting light-transmissive contact with the bonded ends of the coupled optical fiber waveguides. The integrated connector/package assembly in useable in an environment, such as in an aircraft, in which there is shock, vibration, changes in altitude and resultant changes in temperature, and fatigue due to long term exposure to high humidity while under stress.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Optical waveguides, *Connectors, *Fiber optics, *Waveguide couplers, Bonded joints, Packaging, Grooving, stresses, external, Vibration, Inventions, Couplers, Aircraft, Transmission lines

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE