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Optical Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045890D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Uberbacher, EC [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a plug and wall socket construction which allows optical fibers to be readily connected or disconnected in a one-handed, tool-free operation. A pair of optical fibers can be mounted in the plug and in the socket. The plug and socket construction includes guides which allow the plug to be inserted into the socket in only one orientation to assure that the correct optical fibers are optically connected.