Accession Number : ADD012459

Title :   Potting Techniques for Fiber Optical Couplers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Giallorenzi,Thomas G

Report Date : 10 Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A coupler for coupling light from one single mode optical fiber to another. Two or more optical fibers are provide in twisted or braided adjacency so that the evanescent field of one optical fiber is coupled into at least one other fiber for dividing the power therebetween. Means are provided for coextensively supporting and encapsulating the optical fibers to stabilize and protect them under demanding environmental conditions resulting from temperature variations, physical shock and vibration.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *FIBER OPTICS, *WAVEGUIDE COUPLERS, *POTTING, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, SHOCK(MECHANICS), SETTING(ADJUSTING), ALIGNMENT, VIBRATION

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE