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Liquid Crystal Optical Switch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050089D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Snedaker, MC [+details]

Abstract

A liquid crystal embedded in a suitable material that allows bonding to fiber optic strands and provides electrical isolation of the contacts on a liquid crystal is used to provide a switch for a single optical input to one or the other of two optical outputs, with no mechanical components.