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METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A GRADIENT INDEX LENS ARRAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024598D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A plurality of gradient index optical fibers are assembled into a lens array by first providing each fiber with a coating of an inter-fiber light absorbent medium to a first thickness, followed by a second step of pressing the coated fibers into a mold by conventional pressing methods. The inter-fiber spacing is thus the sum of twice the coating thickness plus the ultimate gap between each pair of coated fibers.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A GRADIENT INDEX LENS ARRAY
J. J. Appel

Proposed Classification
U.S. Cl. 350/96.1

Int. Cl. G02b 5/14

A plurality of gradient index optical fibers are assembled into a lens array by first providing each fiber with a coating of an inter-fiber light absorbent medium to a first thickness, followed by a second step of pressing the coated fibers into a mold by conventional pressing methods. The inter-fiber spacing is thus the sum of twice the coating thickness plus the ultimate gap between each pair of coated fibers.

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  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume Q Number 2 March/April 1981

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