Rugged Low Cost Coined Connector with Lightly Polished Ends
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
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.