Electroluminescent diode and optical fiber assembly
Method for mounting microsphere coupling lenses on optical fibers
Method and fixture for coupling optical fibers Patent #: 4423923
ApplicationNo. 06/509819 filed on 06/29/1983
US Classes:385/95, WITH SPLICE (PERMANENT CONNECTION)385/71, Plural fiber-to-fiber connections385/73, With additional optical element between facing fiber ends385/85, Fiber/ferrule further processed (grinding, polishing, etc.)385/96Fusion splicing
ExaminersPrimary: Sikes, William L.
Assistant: Ullah, Akm E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG02B 6/26 (20060101)
G02B 6/24 (20060101)
G02B 6/28 (20060101)
AbstractPlastic optical fibers are joined by heat-flaring their ends in a first tubular sleeve and joining the flared ends within a tubular sleeve of about the same size with a U.V.-curable optical cement. The fibers may be joined side-by-side or end-to-end. Different diameter tubes may also be joined together by the method of the present invention.