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Title: Fiber optic connector

Abstract

A fiber optic connector and method for connecting composite materials within which optical fibers are imbedded. The fiber optic connector includes a capillary tube for receiving optical fibers at opposing ends. The method involves inserting a first optical fiber into the capillary tube and imbedding the unit in the end of a softened composite material. The capillary tube is injected with a coupling medium which subsequently solidifies. The composite material is machined to a desired configuration. An external optical fiber is then inserted into the capillary tube after fluidizing the coupling medium, whereby the optical fibers are coupled.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Lenior City, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
870660
Patent Number(s):
5568582
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fiber; optic; connector; method; connecting; composite; materials; optical; fibers; imbedded; capillary; tube; receiving; opposing; involves; inserting; imbedding; unit; softened; material; injected; coupling; medium; subsequently; solidifies; machined; desired; configuration; external; inserted; fluidizing; whereby; coupled; composite materials; capillary tube; optical fibers; method involves; fiber optic; optical fiber; composite material; desired configuration; receiving optical; optic connector; coupling medium; composite mat; method involve; omposite materials; /385/

Citation Formats

Rajic, Slobodan, and Muhs, Jeffrey D. Fiber optic connector. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Rajic, Slobodan, & Muhs, Jeffrey D. Fiber optic connector. United States.
Rajic, Slobodan, and Muhs, Jeffrey D. Mon . "Fiber optic connector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870660.
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abstractNote = {A fiber optic connector and method for connecting composite materials within which optical fibers are imbedded. The fiber optic connector includes a capillary tube for receiving optical fibers at opposing ends. The method involves inserting a first optical fiber into the capillary tube and imbedding the unit in the end of a softened composite material. The capillary tube is injected with a coupling medium which subsequently solidifies. The composite material is machined to a desired configuration. An external optical fiber is then inserted into the capillary tube after fluidizing the coupling medium, whereby the optical fibers are coupled.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
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