Accession Number : ADD014733

Title :   A Device for Spatially Transmitting a Plurality of Signals Over a Fiberoptic Monofilament.

Descriptive Note : Patent application, filed 10 Sep 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Otto, William F ; Holloman, Miles E ; Jordan, Debbee J

Report Date : 10 Sep 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This patent application discloses transmitting device for transmitting a plurality of spatial laser beams over a single fiberoptic glass monofilament, for conveying a plurality of signals without multiplexing. Means are provided for generating a plurality of laser beams, each of which are directed into the core of the fiberoptic monofilament of glass at a different angle to the longitudinal axis of the monofilament. Each of the beams also exit from the exiting end of the monofilament at different angles. Those inserted at an angle of the longitudinal axis exit in a conical annulus having the same angle as the angle in which the beam was originally inserted into the monofilament. Means are provided for intercepting each of said signals as they exit from the exiting end of the monofilament and converting them into electrical energy or extracting data therefrom. Keywords: Fiber optics, Laser beams, Laser communications, Transmitters, Glass fibers, Data transmission systems. (JD)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *LASER COMMUNICATIONS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, AXES, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, ANGLE OF ARRIVAL, EXITS, EXTRACTION, FILAMENTS, GLASS FIBERS, LASER BEAMS, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, TRANSMITTING

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE