Accession Number:

ADD002481

Title:

Continuous Fiber Optical Transmit and Receive Terminal.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-18

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The patent concerns an optical transmit and receive terminal which controllably couples light energy out of a continuous fiber optic bundle by positioning a controllable acoustic energy source to change the refractive index and thus diffract a portion of the transmitted light energy out of the continuous fiber optics without interrupting or severing any of the light transmitting fibers. A portion of transmitted light modulated with signal information may thus be diffracted out of a continuous fiber optic bundle for detection of the information contained therein without in any way interrupting the continuity of the optical fibers.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE