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ApplicationNo. 07/151844 filed on 02/03/1988
US Classes:385/90Fiber adjustable relative to device
ExaminersPrimary: Sikes, William L.
Assistant: Healy, Brian
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG02B 6/42 (20060101)
AbstractMechanical apparatus and method for positioning an optical fiber for injection with a laser beam is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a mechanical seat which is positioned to abut a first optical fiber which has been aligned by an optical alignment technique. Upon the need to replace the first fiber, the apparatus enables positioning of the mechanical seat at the same location so that a second fiber can be aligned in the same position as the first fiber without the need to employ an optical alignment technique.