Accession Number : ADD013662

Title :   High Intensity Selectable Poly or Monochromatic Slit Light Source Apparatus for Optical Instruments.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 Jul 86, patented 1 Mar 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gebel, Radames K ; Connon, Thomas R ; Buehring, Willi J ; Bothe, Gregory R

Report Date : 01 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An optical fiber apparatus is disclosed for providing light to optical and other instruments from an auxilliary light source which may include a laser. A disclosed embodiment comprises a retinascope with a light source optically connected to a fiber optic bundle having its individual fibers aligned in the shape of a circle at its input end and in the shape of a rectangle at its output end. Ferrules hold and align the fibers at both ends. The light source may be a pulsed or continuous wave laser producing substantially monochromatic light, or any other suitable poly- or monochromatic light source. The retinascope includes a holder for supporting the output ferrule and the fiber bundle output.

Descriptors :   *LIGHT SOURCES, *MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT, *OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, *PATENTS, BUNDLES, FIBER OPTICS, HIGH RATE, INTENSITY, LASERS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OUTPUT, WAVES

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE