Accession Number : ADD017515

Title :   Fiber-Optics Bundle And Collimator Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 8 Aug 1994, patented 28 Feb 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ames, Gregory H

Report Date : 28 Feb 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : There is presented a fiber-optic bundle and collimator assembly comprising a plurality of bodies of cylindrical configuration arid of equal diameter arranged side by side in a hexagonal close-packed configuration, a retainer for retaining the bodies in the close-packed configuration, and a potting material for locking the bodies in position. A plurality of the bodies and fiber-optic ferrules have therein a single optical fiber. A remainder of the bodies are non-optical fiber bearing ferrules in alignment width-wise of the assembly to form a collimator assembly face. The fiber-optic ferrules are each recessed from the assembly face to form a pocket. A spacer is disposed in each pocket and abuts a fiber-optic ferrule, and a spherical lens is disposed in each pocket and abuts a spacer. Each of the lenses is of the same diameter as its associated fiber-optic ferrule, and has its axis in alignment with the axis of the associated fiber-optic ferrule optical fiber. (MM)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *PATENTS, *COLLIMATORS, FIBER OPTICS, DIAMETERS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, ASSEMBLY, PACKING DENSITY, OPTICAL LENSES, BUNDLES

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE