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Title: Automated fiber pigtailing machine

The Automated Fiber Pigtailing Machine (AFPM) aligns and attaches optical fibers to optoelectronic (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. 26 figs.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
321313
Report Number(s):
US 5,857,047/A/
PAN: US patent application 8-618,935
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Jan 1999
Research Org:
University of California
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; OPTICAL FIBERS; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; PHOTODIODES; WAVEGUIDES; AUTOMATION; MANUFACTURING; NAVIGATIONAL INSTRUMENTS; COMPUTERS; USES