Accession Number : ADD015959

Title :   Disengagable Adapter for an Optical Fiber Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 18 Mar 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Gair D ; Richardson, Michael A

Report Date : 18 Mar 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A disengagable adapter for mechanically coupling optical fibers is provided. The disengagable adapter separates into two complementary receptacle parts. Each receptacle part receives through a bore a single optical-fiber located within an optical-fiber connector plug. Each receptacle part attaches to and securely holds a different connector plug. The receptacle parts mate with each other in a complementary fashion and thereby connect the two optical fiber connector plugs together. These connector plugs accordingly align the two optical fibers located within the plugs. The optical fibers can be separated either by demating the complementary parts or by disconnecting one side of the adapter from its connector plug. Mounting the complementary parts to a plate facilitates multiple, simultaneous connections.

Descriptors :   *CONNECTORS, *COUPLINGS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, ADAPTERS, BORES, FIBERS, PLATES, PLUGS, FIBER OPTICS, ELECTROOPTICS, INTERFACES, HOUSINGS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE