Accession Number : ADD017424

Title :   A Fiber-Optic Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 25 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ames, Gregory H ; Morency, Roger L

PDF Url : ADD017424

Report Date : 25 Nov 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : There is presented a fiber-optic connector and a method of making same. The connector comprises a plurality of ferrules, each of the ferrules having extending centrally therethrough a single optical fiber. The connector further includes structure abutting at least a portion of the ferrules for exercising a radially compressive force on the ferrules for urging the ferrules into a configuration in which said bodies are co-parallel and nested so as to form a stable bundle which in transverse section is substantially axisymmetrical, and retaining the ferrules in the configuration. The connector still further includes alignment structure for angular positioning of said bodies in said connector in said transverse section about a nominal longitudinal axis of said bundle for registry of the connector with a second connector of complementary configuration.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *WAVEGUIDE COUPLERS, ANGLES, STABILITY, FABRICATION, ALIGNMENT, CONFIGURATIONS, AXES, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, TRANSVERSE, BUNDLES

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE