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Feature for Simplifying Assembly of Fiber Optic Modules

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055949D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Balliet, BL Romero, CM Wantshouse, RA Wylie, TJ [+details]

Abstract

Low-loss optical fibers are very small (typically, 5-mil diameter) and difficult to handle. Consequently, the assembly and subsequent securing of these fibers in a module that contains light-emitting diodes, photo-diodes and/or integrated circuits is difficult using conventional handling techniques. One manner to assemble these components utilizes a partial vacuum suction to help locate and secure the fibers in place.