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Title: Optical switch

Abstract

An optical switching device is provided whereby light from a first glass fiber or a second glass fiber may be selectively transmitted into a third glass fiber. Each glass fiber is provided with a focusing and collimating lens system. In one mode of operation, light from the first glass fiber is reflected by a planar mirror into the third glass fiber. In another mode of operation, light from the second glass fiber passes directly into the third glass fiber. The planar mirror is attached to a rotatable table which is rotated to provide the optical switching. 3 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7245412
Patent Number(s):
4705349 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-692760
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-125303
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 18 Jan 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SWITCHES; OPTICAL FIBERS; FIBER OPTICS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FIBERS; 426000* - Engineering- Components, Electron Devices & Circuits- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Reedy, R.P. Optical switch. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Reedy, R.P. Optical switch. United States.
Reedy, R.P. Tue . "Optical switch". United States.
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abstractNote = {An optical switching device is provided whereby light from a first glass fiber or a second glass fiber may be selectively transmitted into a third glass fiber. Each glass fiber is provided with a focusing and collimating lens system. In one mode of operation, light from the first glass fiber is reflected by a planar mirror into the third glass fiber. In another mode of operation, light from the second glass fiber passes directly into the third glass fiber. The planar mirror is attached to a rotatable table which is rotated to provide the optical switching. 3 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {11}
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