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Title: Fiber optic monitoring device

Abstract

A device for the purpose of monitoring light transmissions in optical fibers comprises a fiber optic tap that optically diverts a fraction of a transmitted optical signal without disrupting the integrity of the signal. The diverted signal is carried, preferably by the fiber optic tap, to a lens or lens system that disperses the light over a solid angle that facilitates viewing. The dispersed light indicates whether or not the monitored optical fiber or system of optical fibers is currently transmitting optical information. 4 figures.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5433820
Patent Number(s):
5251278
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-887028
Assignee:
PTO; EDB-94-047002
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 22 May 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; MONITORS; DESIGN; OPTICAL FIBERS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; VISIBLE RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; FIBERS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIATIONS; 440600* - Optical Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Samborsky, J K. Fiber optic monitoring device. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Samborsky, J K. Fiber optic monitoring device. United States.
Samborsky, J K. Tue . "Fiber optic monitoring device". United States.
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