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Title: Fiber optics welder

Abstract

A system is described for welding fiber optic waveguides together. The ends of the two fibers to be joined together are accurately, collinearly aligned in a vertical orientation and subjected to a controlled, diffuse arc to effect welding and thermal conditioning. A front-surfaced mirror mounted at a 45/sup 0/ angle to the optical axis of a stereomicroscope mounted for viewing the junction of the ends provides two orthogonal views of the interface during the alignment operation.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5311663
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-029480; EDB-80-085172
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-08-1183
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; FIBER OPTICS; WAVEGUIDES; JOINING; ARC WELDING; FABRICATION; MIRRORS; WELDING; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Higgins, R.W., and Robichaud, R.E. Fiber optics welder. United States: N. p., Web.
Higgins, R.W., & Robichaud, R.E. Fiber optics welder. United States.
Higgins, R.W., and Robichaud, R.E. . "Fiber optics welder". United States.
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