Patent, Filed 25 Nov 94, patented 7 Oct 97
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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There is presented a fiber-optic connector and a method of mailing same. The connector comprises a plurality of ferrules, each of the ferrules having extending centrally there through a single optical fiber. The connector further includes structure abutting at least a portion of the ferrules for exercising a radially compressive force on the ferrules for urging the ferrules into a configuration in which said ferrules are co-parallel and nested so as to form a stable bundle which in transverse section is substantially axisymmetrical, and retaining the ferrules in the configuration. The connector still further includes alignment structure for angular positioning of said ferrules in said connector in said transverse section about a nominal longitudinal axis of said bundle for registry of the connector with a second connector of complementary configuration.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
- Non-Radio Communications