Precision Multi-Channel Fiber Optic Interface and Method.
Patent,Filed 27 Jun 90, patented 2 Jul 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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Methods are disclosed for forming precision, fiber optic interfaces, and a precision, fiber optic interface is disclosed in accordance therewith, an electroformed disk is disclosed to provide fiber alignment, and electrical discharge machining EDM is disclosed to provide accurate angular alignment of optical fibers at a planar optical interface. In one method embodiment, a combination of EDM, an alignment bushing and an electroformed disk are used to fashion a precision multi-channel fiber optic interface, and in one interface and method embodiment, two electroformed disks are used to provide a precision, multi-channel fiber optic interface.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics