Accession Number : ADD012270

Title :   Fiber Optic Cable Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ludman,Jacques E ; Horner,Joseph L ; Caulfield,Henry J

Report Date : 07 Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A fiber optic cable connector for coupling together a pair of optical fibers having a pair of fixtures, each of the fixtures securing therein a respective optical fiber and having magnification lens optically aligned with the end of the optical fiber. The lens and fibers are so positioned relative to each other so as to focus a magnified or enlarged image of the end of each of the fibers to a predetermined position. A fastening means is utilized to removably attach the fixtures together in such a manner that the positions of the enlarged images of the fibers overlap thereby achieving excellent coupling of the adjacent fiber optic ends. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CABLES, *CONNECTORS, *FIBER OPTICS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, MAGNIFICATION, LENSES, OVERLAP, IMAGES, LENSES, FIBERS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE