Accession Number:

ADD002656

Title:

Star Coupler for Single Mode Fiber Communication Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

An optical coupler system is described in which optical communications from separate centers are transmitted over separate lines of a single optical fiber to a coupler which combines the information and transmits the combined information over different single fibers to other communication centers. This invention makes use of a number of different Selfoc lenses with indefinite working distance to couple light from each of a different number of input fibers substantially evenly to a different number of output fibers. A large diameter Selfoc lens transfers incoming radiation to smaller diameter Selfoc lenses which focusses the radiation onto different single fiber transmission lines.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE