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Title: Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler

A miniature mechanical transfer (MT) optical coupler ("MMTOC") for optically connecting a first plurality of optical fibers with at least one other plurality of optical fibers. The MMTOC may comprise a beam splitting element, a plurality of collimating lenses, and a plurality of alignment elements. The MMTOC may optically couple a first plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a first MT connector with a second plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a second MT connector and a third plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a third MT connector. The beam splitting element may allow a portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to pass through to the second plurality of fibers and simultaneously reflect another portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to the third plurality of fibers.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Overland Park, KS
  2. Kansas City, MO
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1015307
Report Number(s):
7,887,243
US Patent Application 12/048,944
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-01AL66850
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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