Fiber Optic Connector with Built-in Shutter
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
The male and female parts of a fiber optic (FO) connector are each terminated with a flexible shutter. When the parts are unmated each shutter is closed over the respective end of the FO element, i.e. FO cable and /or bundle, connected to the particular part, and when the parts are inserted for mating the shutters are opened placing the two FO ends in optical communication.