GB8614286D0 - Alignment apparatus - Google Patents

Alignment apparatus

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Publication number
GB8614286D0
GB8614286D0 GB8614286A GB8614286A GB8614286D0 GB 8614286 D0 GB8614286 D0 GB 8614286D0 GB 8614286 A GB8614286 A GB 8614286A GB 8614286 A GB8614286 A GB 8614286A GB 8614286 D0 GB8614286 D0 GB 8614286D0
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Prior art keywords
alignment apparatus
alignment
apparatus
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Withdrawn
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GB8614286A
Other versions
GB2191601A (en )
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General Electric Co PLC
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General Electric Co PLC
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/38Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means
    • G02B6/3801Permanent connections, i.e. wherein fibres are kept aligned by mechanical means
    • G02B6/3803Adjustment or alignment devices for alignment prior to splicing
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/26Optical coupling means
    • G02B6/28Optical coupling means having data bus means, i.e. plural waveguides interconnected and providing an inherently bidirectional system by mixing and splitting signals
    • G02B6/2804Optical coupling means having data bus means, i.e. plural waveguides interconnected and providing an inherently bidirectional system by mixing and splitting signals forming multipart couplers without wavelength selective elements, e.g. "T" couplers, star couplers
    • G02B6/2821Optical coupling means having data bus means, i.e. plural waveguides interconnected and providing an inherently bidirectional system by mixing and splitting signals forming multipart couplers without wavelength selective elements, e.g. "T" couplers, star couplers using lateral coupling between contiguous fibres to split or combine optical signals
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/26Optical coupling means
    • G02B6/30Optical coupling means for use between fibre and thin-film device
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/3628Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers
    • G02B6/3648Supporting carriers of a microbench type, i.e. with micromachined additional mechanical structures
    • G02B6/3652Supporting carriers of a microbench type, i.e. with micromachined additional mechanical structures the additional structures being prepositioning mounting areas, allowing only movement in one dimension, e.g. grooves, trenches or vias in the microbench surface, i.e. self aligning supporting carriers
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/3628Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers
    • G02B6/3684Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers characterised by the manufacturing process of surface profiling of the supporting carrier
    • G02B6/3688Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers characterised by the manufacturing process of surface profiling of the supporting carrier using laser ablation
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/24Coupling light guides
    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/3628Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers
    • G02B6/3684Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers characterised by the manufacturing process of surface profiling of the supporting carrier
    • G02B6/3692Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers characterised by the manufacturing process of surface profiling of the supporting carrier with surface micromachining involving etching, e.g. wet or dry etching steps
GB8614286A 1986-06-12 1986-06-12 Alignment apparatus Withdrawn GB8614286D0 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB8614286A GB8614286D0 (en) 1986-06-12 1986-06-12 Alignment apparatus

Applications Claiming Priority (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB8614286A GB8614286D0 (en) 1986-06-12 1986-06-12 Alignment apparatus
GB8713829A GB2195785B (en) 1986-06-12 1987-06-12 Alignment of optical fibres with integrated optical device
GB8914729A GB2219414B (en) 1986-06-12 1989-06-27 Clamping optical fibre having a flat in its cross-section

Publications (2)

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GB8614286D0 true GB8614286D0 (en) 1986-07-16
GB2191601A true GB2191601A (en) 1987-12-16

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Family Applications (3)

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GB8614286A Withdrawn GB8614286D0 (en) 1986-06-12 1986-06-12 Alignment apparatus
GB8713829A Expired - Fee Related GB2195785B (en) 1986-06-12 1987-06-12 Alignment of optical fibres with integrated optical device
GB8914729A Expired - Fee Related GB2219414B (en) 1986-06-12 1989-06-27 Clamping optical fibre having a flat in its cross-section

Family Applications After (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
GB8713829A Expired - Fee Related GB2195785B (en) 1986-06-12 1987-06-12 Alignment of optical fibres with integrated optical device
GB8914729A Expired - Fee Related GB2219414B (en) 1986-06-12 1989-06-27 Clamping optical fibre having a flat in its cross-section

Country Status (1)

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GB (3) GB8614286D0 (en)

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US5659647A (en) * 1995-10-30 1997-08-19 Sandia Corporation Fiber alignment apparatus and method
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US6160936A (en) * 1997-01-19 2000-12-12 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Apparatus and method for combining optical waveguide and optical fiber
KR100382704B1 (en) * 2000-06-29 2003-05-01 박찬식 The method of aligning a optical waveguide element and optical fiber for communicating
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US6886989B2 (en) 2000-12-15 2005-05-03 Intel Corporation Alignment of fiber optic bundle to array waveguide using pins
US6628865B2 (en) * 2000-12-15 2003-09-30 Intel Corporation Alignment of optical fibers to an etched array waveguide
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Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
GB2195785B (en) 1990-05-23 grant
GB2219414A (en) 1989-12-06 application
GB2191601A (en) 1987-12-16 application
GB8713829D0 (en) 1987-07-15 grant
GB2219414B (en) 1990-05-23 grant
GB2195785A (en) 1988-04-13 application
GB8914729D0 (en) 1989-08-16 grant

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