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Fiber Optic Connector with Inherent Wrap Capability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044916D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Shekita, GA [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an inexpensive fiber-optic connector for terminating transmit and receive fibers in a duplex optical cable. The connector is made from a light transmitting material, preferably an acrylic material, and has reflective surfaces for directing light injected into the housing from the emitter of an adjacent optical transceiver onto the detector of the same transceiver.