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Title: Automated fiber pigtailing machine

Abstract

The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectonic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Castro Valley, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872085
Patent Number(s):
5857047
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
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:
automated; fiber; pigtailing; machine; afpm; aligns; attaches; optical; fibers; optoelectonic; devices; laser; diodes; photodiodes; waveguide; operator; intervention; so-called; process; completed; sub-micron; accuracies; minutes; operates; unattended; hour; modular; design; compatible; mass; production; manufacturing; environment; build; components; military; aircraft; navigation; systems; computer; communications; construction; diagnostics; experimental; computer systems; laser diodes; optical fibers; optical fiber; laser diode; mass production; operator intervention; guide devices; fiber pigtailing; waveguide device; pigtailing machine; automated fiber; manufacturing environment; /385/

Citation Formats

Strand, Oliver T, and Lowry, Mark E. Automated fiber pigtailing machine. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Strand, Oliver T, & Lowry, Mark E. Automated fiber pigtailing machine. United States.
Strand, Oliver T, and Lowry, Mark E. Fri . "Automated fiber pigtailing machine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872085.
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abstractNote = {The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectonic (OE) devices such as laser diodes, photodiodes, and waveguide devices without operator intervention. The so-called pigtailing process is completed with sub-micron accuracies in less than 3 minutes. The AFPM operates unattended for one hour, is modular in design and is compatible with a mass production manufacturing environment. This machine can be used to build components which are used in military aircraft navigation systems, computer systems, communications systems and in the construction of diagnostics and experimental systems.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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An Automated Fiber Alignment, Fixing, And Hermetic Sealing System
conference, January 1989