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Title: Apparatus and method for combining light from two or more fibers into a single fiber

Abstract

An apparatus and method for combining light signals carried on a plurality of input fibers onto a single receiving fiber with a high degree of efficiency. The apparatus broadly comprises the receiving fiber and a plurality of input fiber-lens assemblies, with each fiber lens assembly including an input fiber; a collimating lens interposed between the input fiber and the receiving fiber and adapted to collimate the light signal; and a focusing lens interposed between the collimating lens and the receiving fiber and adapted to focus the collimated light signal onto the face of the receiving fiber. The components of each fiber-lens assembly are oriented along an optic axis that is inclined relative to the receiving fiber, with the inclination angle depending at least in part on the input fiber's numerical aperture and the focal lengths and diameters of the collimating and focusing lenses.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176123
Patent Number(s):
7,181,110
Application Number:
11/323,949
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-01AL66850
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Klingsporn, Paul Edward. Apparatus and method for combining light from two or more fibers into a single fiber. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Klingsporn, Paul Edward. Apparatus and method for combining light from two or more fibers into a single fiber. United States.
Klingsporn, Paul Edward. Tue . "Apparatus and method for combining light from two or more fibers into a single fiber". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176123.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for combining light signals carried on a plurality of input fibers onto a single receiving fiber with a high degree of efficiency. The apparatus broadly comprises the receiving fiber and a plurality of input fiber-lens assemblies, with each fiber lens assembly including an input fiber; a collimating lens interposed between the input fiber and the receiving fiber and adapted to collimate the light signal; and a focusing lens interposed between the collimating lens and the receiving fiber and adapted to focus the collimated light signal onto the face of the receiving fiber. The components of each fiber-lens assembly are oriented along an optic axis that is inclined relative to the receiving fiber, with the inclination angle depending at least in part on the input fiber's numerical aperture and the focal lengths and diameters of the collimating and focusing lenses.},
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year = {Tue Feb 20 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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