Accession Number:

ADD015331

Title:

Fiber-Optic Testing System Having a Detection Circuit.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 26 May 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A system for testing a fiber-optic component with infrared radiation is provided. The testing system has a source of infrared radiation, an optic coupler, a detecting circuit, and an analog tape recorder. The optic coupler directs the infrared radiation onto the fiber-optic component. The detection circuit is electrically connected to the tape recorder. The detection circuit has an amplifier, a potentiometer connected in parallel to the amplifier, and a photoelectric transducer connected in series to the amplifier. These components are mounted on a non-conductive board. A power source supplies voltage and is connected to the amplifier. The circuit operates by having the photoelectric transducer sense the infrared radiation emitted from the tested fiber-optic component and convert the radiation into an electrical signal. The amplifier then amplifies the electrical signal to the voltage necessary for driving the tape recorder.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE