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Forty Five Degree Optical Fiber Cut and Mirror Polish to Re-Direct Light in a Printed Circuit Board Substrate

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033869D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-30

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for using an optical fiber to re-direct light down a hole in the PCB. The fiber is severed at a 45o angle, polished, and mirrored to reflect down the severed end of the fiber. Benefits include a solution that eliminates impedance and power issues, and produces less noise than the current state of the art.