An apparatus and method for fabricating directional fiber optic taps having a variety of output angles. The taps can be used to monitor losses due to misalignment of the fiber or losses due to bending and straining of the fiber. The apparatus and method can also be used to fabricate taps which filter out higher order modes in a fiber. The apparatus and method can also be used to produce taps which can be used in a position or refractive index measuring system.
US Patent 5,500,913
Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, New Orleans, La.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Allen, S. D., & Lee, C. (1996). Apparatus and Method of Fabricating Directional Fiber Optic Taps, Sensors and Other Devices with Variable Angle Output. , (). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/db-mechanical-engineering/8