Accession Number:

ADD020097

Title:

Optical Fiber Coupler

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 18 Aug 2003

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Optical fiber coupler for coupling fiber optic elements includes a first fiber optic element extending in a first direction to position a free end thereof in a selected zone, and a second fiber optic element extending into the selected zone from an opposite direction to position a free end of the second fiber optic element in the zone confronting the first fiber optic element free end. A cured optical grade epoxy resin body defines the zone and envelopes the free ends of the fiber optic elements, to effect physical and optical connection between the first and second fiber optic elements. Once cured, the housing material is removed leaving the completed coupler device. The free ends of the fiber optic elements are in close proximity, or in the case of coupling from one strand to a plurality of strands, in enough of a spaced relation, to permit required light diffusion.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE