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Title: Optical fiber stripper positioning apparatus

Abstract

An optical fiber positioning apparatus for an optical fiber stripping device is disclosed which is capable of providing precise axial alignment between an optical fiber to be stripped of its outer jacket and the cutting blades of a stripping device. The apparatus includes a first bore having a width approximately equal to the diameter of an unstripped optical fiber and a counter bore axially aligned with the first bore and dimensioned to precisely receive a portion of the stripping device in axial alignment with notched cutting blades within the stripping device to thereby axially align the notched cutting blades of the stripping device with the axis of the optical fiber to permit the notched cutting blades to sever the jacket on the optical fiber without damaging the cladding on the optical fiber. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus further includes a fiber stop which permits determination of the length of jacket to be removed from the optical fiber.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Las Vegas, NV)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G ENERGY MEASUREMENTS INC
OSTI Identifier:
867595
Patent Number(s):
US 4969703
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-83NV10282
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; fiber; stripper; positioning; apparatus; stripping; device; disclosed; capable; providing; precise; axial; alignment; stripped; outer; jacket; cutting; blades; bore; width; approximately; equal; diameter; unstripped; counter; axially; aligned; dimensioned; precisely; receive; portion; notched; align; axis; permit; damaging; cladding; preferred; embodiment; stop; permits; determination; length; removed; positioning apparatus; axial alignment; outer jacket; approximately equal; axially aligned; preferred embodiment; optical fiber; cutting blade; axially align; /385/30/81/

Citation Formats

Fyfe, Richard W., and Sanchez, Jr., Amadeo. Optical fiber stripper positioning apparatus. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Fyfe, Richard W., & Sanchez, Jr., Amadeo. Optical fiber stripper positioning apparatus. United States.
Fyfe, Richard W., and Sanchez, Jr., Amadeo. Mon . "Optical fiber stripper positioning apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867595.
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title = {Optical fiber stripper positioning apparatus},
author = {Fyfe, Richard W. and Sanchez, Jr., Amadeo},
abstractNote = {An optical fiber positioning apparatus for an optical fiber stripping device is disclosed which is capable of providing precise axial alignment between an optical fiber to be stripped of its outer jacket and the cutting blades of a stripping device. The apparatus includes a first bore having a width approximately equal to the diameter of an unstripped optical fiber and a counter bore axially aligned with the first bore and dimensioned to precisely receive a portion of the stripping device in axial alignment with notched cutting blades within the stripping device to thereby axially align the notched cutting blades of the stripping device with the axis of the optical fiber to permit the notched cutting blades to sever the jacket on the optical fiber without damaging the cladding on the optical fiber. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus further includes a fiber stop which permits determination of the length of jacket to be removed from the optical fiber.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990}
}

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