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Optical Bypass Switch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050779D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Moore, VS Walewski, LG Wylie, TJ [+details]

Abstract

A major problem in designing fail-safe fiber-optic switches, for switchably aligning fiber-optic waveguide channels, has been the precision of alignment which must be consistently maintained between waveguides in order to insure proper light transfer. This article describes a possible solution to the problem of alignment.