Self imaging system using a waveguide Patent #: 4087159
ApplicationNo. 06/341873 filed on 01/22/1982
US Classes:385/36, Prism385/24, Plural (e.g., data bus)385/46Star coupler
ExaminersPrimary: Lee, John D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG02B 6/28 (20060101)
AbstractDisclosed is an optical data bus employing a passive optical coupler. The optical coupler includes a scrambler rod which is rectangular in cross section and employs solid substantially inflexible side arms which are also rectangular in cross section. The side arms include a mirrored prism to bend the light path and permit separation of the ends of the distribution side arms so that flexible fiber bundles may be attached to the ends of the distribution side arms.