Accession Number : ADD016231

Title :   Disengagable Adapter for an Optical Fiber Connection.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 18 Mar 93, patented 22 Mar 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 22 Mar 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

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 as 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 :   *ADAPTERS, *CONNECTORS, *FIBER OPTICS, *PATENTS, BORES, COUPLINGS, FIBERS, PLATES, PLUGS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE