Accession Number : ADP000556

Title :   Fiber Optic Connection System,

Corporate Author : RAYCHEM CORP MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,Bruce D. ; Simon,Phyllis M. ; Triplett,James T. ; Tylor,Richard E.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A fiber optic connection system based on the precise alignment of the fiber core is described. The system has the following features; (a) optical power is launched into and detected from macrobends in the fibers to be spliced; (b) the fibers are moved relative to one another until the optimum optical power ie. alignment is obtained; and (c) the fibers are locked in the aligned position by means of an ultraviolet polymerizable material. The polymerizable material serves the triple function of bonding the fiber together, matching the index of refraction to minimize Fresnel losses and providing environmental protection. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Electric cables, *Electric wire, *Symposia, *Electric connectors, Circuit interconnections, Power, Polymers, Polymerization, International

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE