Accession Number : ADD013978

Title :   Fiber Optic Rotary Switching Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Jan 86, Patented 28 Jun 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Battle, Stanley D

Report Date : 28 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A fiber optic rotary switching device having a single optical fiber rotatable between a plurality of optical fibers. The arrangement for rotating the single optical fiber is designed such that the single optical fiber flexes but does not twist with respect to an end thereof which is fixed to a light source (or, in the alternative to a light detector). As a result, the switching device switches light passing through the single optical fiber to a preselected one of the plurality of optical fibers while simultaneously preventing extraneous light from reaching the other optical fibers. Patents. (rh)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *PATENTS, *SWITCHES, DETECTORS, LIGHT, LIGHT SOURCES, SWITCHING

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE