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Title: Automated fiber pigtailing machine

Abstract

The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectronic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems. 26 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
321313
Patent Number(s):
5,857,047
Application Number:
PAN: 8-618,935
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 320303; PA: EDB-99:029645; SN: 99002064445
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Jan 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; OPTICAL FIBERS; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; PHOTODIODES; WAVEGUIDES; AUTOMATION; MANUFACTURING; NAVIGATIONAL INSTRUMENTS; COMPUTERS; USES

Citation Formats

Strand, O.T., and Lowry, M.E. Automated fiber pigtailing machine. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Strand, O.T., & Lowry, M.E. Automated fiber pigtailing machine. United States.
Strand, O.T., and Lowry, M.E. Tue . "Automated fiber pigtailing machine". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectronic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems. 26 figs.},
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