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Title: Fiber optics welder having movable aligning mirror

Abstract

A system 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.degree. 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:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (Jemez Springs, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
863886
Patent Number(s):
US 4266852
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-08-1183
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fiber; optics; welder; movable; aligning; mirror; welding; optic; waveguides; fibers; joined; accurately; collinearly; aligned; vertical; orientation; subjected; controlled; diffuse; effect; thermal; conditioning; front-surfaced; mounted; 45; degree; angle; optical; axis; stereomicroscope; viewing; junction; provides; orthogonal; views; interface; alignment; operation; mirror mount; optical axis; fiber optics; fiber optic; vertical orientation; optic wave; optic waveguides; optic waveguide; /385/65/219/

Citation Formats

Higgins, Robert W., and Robichaud, Roger E. Fiber optics welder having movable aligning mirror. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Higgins, Robert W., & Robichaud, Roger E. Fiber optics welder having movable aligning mirror. United States.
Higgins, Robert W., and Robichaud, Roger E. Thu . "Fiber optics welder having movable aligning mirror". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863886.
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author = {Higgins, Robert W. and Robichaud, Roger E.},
abstractNote = {A system 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.degree. 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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1981},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1981}
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