Optical fiber termination method, terminal splice and connector therefor
Optical fibre attenuators and method for making same
Optical simulator with loop-back attenuator and optical thin film
Optical simulator with loop-back attenuator and filter Patent #: 4982083
ApplicationNo. 707583 filed on 05/30/1991
US Classes:356/73.1, FOR OPTICAL FIBER OR WAVEGUIDE INSPECTION250/227.11, Light conductor385/53WITH DISENGAGABLE MECHANICAL CONNECTOR
ExaminersPrimary: McGraw, Vincent P.
International ClassesG02B 009/36
AbstractAn optical simulator 10, shaped to be interchangeable with a complimentary connector 7 that intermates with an optical connector housing 6 having an optical emitter 4 and an optical detector 5, comprises an alignment fixture with connectors for intermating with the optical emitter 4 and the optical detector 5. Included is an optical fiber 11 formed in a loop and installed within the alignment fixture 12 with a first end face 15 of the loop 11 aligned with the emitter 4 and a second end face 16 of the loop 11 aligned with the detector 5 of the optical connector 6. The simulator 10 is a solid molded body of an electrically insulating material. The optical fiber formed in a loop 11 further comprises an optical fiber having a rigid thin coating of electroplated metal 14.