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Title: Optical switch

Abstract

An optical switching device (10) is provided whereby light from a first glass fiber (16) or a second glass fiber (14) may be selectively transmitted into a third glass fiber (18). Each glass fiber is provided with a focusing and collimating lens system (26, 28, 30). In one mode of operation, light from the first glass fiber (16) is reflected by a planar mirror (36) into the third glass fiber (18). In another mode of operation, light from the second glass fiber (14) passes directly into the third glass fiber (18). The planar mirror (36) is attached to a rotatable table (32) which is rotated to provide the optical switching.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866414
Patent Number(s):
4705349
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; switch; switching; device; 10; provided; whereby; light; glass; fiber; 16; 14; selectively; transmitted; third; 18; focusing; collimating; lens; 26; 28; 30; mode; operation; reflected; planar; mirror; 36; passes; directly; attached; rotatable; table; 32; rotated; provide; optical switching; collimating lens; provided whereby; glass fiber; switching device; optical switch; /385/

Citation Formats

Reedy, Robert P. Optical switch. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Reedy, Robert P. Optical switch. United States.
Reedy, Robert P. Thu . "Optical switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866414.
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abstractNote = {An optical switching device (10) is provided whereby light from a first glass fiber (16) or a second glass fiber (14) may be selectively transmitted into a third glass fiber (18). Each glass fiber is provided with a focusing and collimating lens system (26, 28, 30). In one mode of operation, light from the first glass fiber (16) is reflected by a planar mirror (36) into the third glass fiber (18). In another mode of operation, light from the second glass fiber (14) passes directly into the third glass fiber (18). The planar mirror (36) is attached to a rotatable table (32) which is rotated to provide the optical switching.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
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