Browse Prior Art Database

Three Fiber System for Optical Interconnections

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068748D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cefarelli, FP Evans, RT [+details]

Abstract

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.