04512630 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 19 patents.

In a disconnectable low-loss optical connection for optical fibers, each fiber in a pair of optical fibers is surrounded by a connector body to the conical frustum mating end of which is applied a tiny, transparent, flexible index matching dome of silicone rubber or equivalent material. The connector bodies are held together by mating to each other or to a common alignment receptacle having conically hollow receiving surfaces, so that the fiber ends are aligned and the domes touch and flex completing the optical connection.

Title
Optical fiber connector
Application Number
630930
Publication Number
4512630
Application Date
February 29, 1980
Publication Date
April 23, 1985
Inventor
Peter K Runge
Fair Haven
NJ, US
Agent
David R Padnes
Sylvan Sherman
Assignee
AT&T Bell Laboratories
NJ, US
IPC
G02B 7/26
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