Feature for Simplifying Assembly of Fiber Optic Modules
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
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.