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Title: Large core fiber optic cleaver

The present invention relates to a device and method for cleaving optical fibers which yields cleaved optical fiber ends possessing high damage threshold surfaces. The device can be used to cleave optical fibers with core diameters greater than 400 .mu.m.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870351
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5501385
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
core; fiber; optic; cleaver; relates; device; method; cleaving; optical; fibers; yields; cleaved; possessing; damage; threshold; surfaces; cleave; diameters; 400; damage threshold; optical fibers; fiber optic; optical fiber; core fiber; age threshold; /225/83/