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Three Fiber System for Optical Interconnections Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068748D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

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Cefarelli, FP Evans, RT [+details]


The optical interface losses at fiber-to-fiber interconnections can be reduced by utilizing progressively larger fibers to accept more of the light passing across the interfaces. A fiber-optic communication system requires electronic control of a coherent light source, such as a light-emitting diode (LED) or an injection laser, which, coupled through light-transmitting fibers, is received optically, for example, by a photodiode, and converted back to electronics.