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Rugged Low Cost Coined Connector with Lightly Polished Ends

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052838D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Balliet, L Bauman, AH Gupta, OR Wantshouse, RA [+details]

Abstract

A separable connector for small diameter optical fibers requires precisely formed metal parts to obtain the alignment accuracy necessary for a low loss connector. In addition, some designs require the fiber to be bonded inside a tight fitting hole and subsequently polishing the fiber end to obtain the required optical properties.