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Title: Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler

Abstract

A miniature mechanical transfer (MT) optical coupler ("MMTOC") for optically connecting a first plurality of optical fibers with at least one other plurality of optical fibers. The MMTOC may comprise a beam splitting element, a plurality of collimating lenses, and a plurality of alignment elements. The MMTOC may optically couple a first plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a first MT connector with a second plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a second MT connector and a third plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a third MT connector. The beam splitting element may allow a portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to pass through to the second plurality of fibers and simultaneously reflect another portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to the third plurality of fibers.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Overland Park, KS
  2. Kansas City, MO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015307
Patent Number(s):
7887243
Application Number:
US Patent Application 12/048,944
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-01AL66850
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Abel, Philip, and Watterson, Carl. Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Abel, Philip, & Watterson, Carl. Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler. United States.
Abel, Philip, and Watterson, Carl. Tue . "Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015307.
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abstractNote = {A miniature mechanical transfer (MT) optical coupler ("MMTOC") for optically connecting a first plurality of optical fibers with at least one other plurality of optical fibers. The MMTOC may comprise a beam splitting element, a plurality of collimating lenses, and a plurality of alignment elements. The MMTOC may optically couple a first plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a first MT connector with a second plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a second MT connector and a third plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a third MT connector. The beam splitting element may allow a portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to pass through to the second plurality of fibers and simultaneously reflect another portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to the third plurality of fibers.},
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