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Title: Fiber alignment apparatus and method

Abstract

A fiber alignment apparatus includes a micro-machined nickel spring that captures and locks arrays of single mode fibers into position. The design consists of a movable nickel leaf shaped spring and a fixed pocket where fibers are held. The fiber is slid between the spring and a fixed block, which tensions the spring. When the fiber reaches the pocket, it automatically falls into the pocket and is held by the pressure of the leaf spring.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4]
  1. Placitas, NM
  2. Albuquerque, NM
  3. (Albuquerque, NM)
  4. (Albuqueruqe, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
871107
Patent Number(s):
5659647
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fiber; alignment; apparatus; method; micro-machined; nickel; spring; captures; locks; arrays; single; mode; fibers; position; design; consists; movable; leaf; shaped; fixed; pocket; held; slid; block; tensions; reaches; automatically; falls; pressure; leaf spring; mode fiber; single mode; alignment apparatus; fiber alignment; mode fibers; /385/

Citation Formats

Kravitz, Stanley H, Warren, Mial Evans, Snipes, Jr., Morris Burton, Armendariz, Marcelino Guadalupe, and Word, V., James Cole. Fiber alignment apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Kravitz, Stanley H, Warren, Mial Evans, Snipes, Jr., Morris Burton, Armendariz, Marcelino Guadalupe, & Word, V., James Cole. Fiber alignment apparatus and method. United States.
Kravitz, Stanley H, Warren, Mial Evans, Snipes, Jr., Morris Burton, Armendariz, Marcelino Guadalupe, and Word, V., James Cole. Wed . "Fiber alignment apparatus and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871107.
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abstractNote = {A fiber alignment apparatus includes a micro-machined nickel spring that captures and locks arrays of single mode fibers into position. The design consists of a movable nickel leaf shaped spring and a fixed pocket where fibers are held. The fiber is slid between the spring and a fixed block, which tensions the spring. When the fiber reaches the pocket, it automatically falls into the pocket and is held by the pressure of the leaf spring.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
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