Accession Number : ADD015104

Title :   Precision Multi-Channel Fiber Optic Interface and Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent,Filed 27 Jun 90, patented 2 Jul 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holmberg, Gerald E ; Morency, Roger L

Report Date : 02 Jul 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Methods are disclosed for forming precision, fiber optic interfaces, and a precision, fiber optic interface is disclosed in accordance therewith, an electroformed disk is disclosed to provide fiber alignment, and electrical discharge machining (EDM) is disclosed to provide accurate angular alignment of optical fibers at a planar optical interface. In one method embodiment, a combination of EDM, an alignment bushing and an electroformed disk are used to fashion a precision multi-channel fiber optic interface, and in one interface and method embodiment, two electroformed disks are used to provide a precision, multi-channel fiber optic interface.

Descriptors :   ACCURACY, ALIGNMENT, ANGLES, BUSHINGS, DISKS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTROFORMING, FIBER OPTICS, INTERFACES, MACHINING, MULTICHANNEL, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PLANAR STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE