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Smart skin array technology for fly-by-light systems
Author(s): Patricia P. Wiener
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Paper Abstract

Smart Skin Array Technology is a technology that has been developed and patented by Page Automated Telecommunications Systems, Inc. It is based on a new fabrication methodology which allows highly dense fiber optic parallel pathways to be manufactured in a repeatable manner with up to 100 fiber optics per inch, in widths of up to 12 feet and long lengths many meters > 500, the anticipation is with correct adjustment > 1000 meters. The technology allows for customization of fiber type, spacing between fibers and density from one upward. The ability to control spacing between fibers enables the base material to interface with various types of optoelectronic arrays and in diverse interconnect scenarios. Such a capability lends itself to be a repeatable and controllable, point to point, optoelectronic interface. In such a highly parallel system, performance need not be degraded. In this paper, we will describe some of those attributes which provide for the benefits achievable with this technology. It is these benefits which will provide for viable Fly by Light systems. The flash program will incorporate these in the development of the physical cable plant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2295, Fly-by-Light, (4 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188839
Show Author Affiliations
Patricia P. Wiener, Page Automated Telecom Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2295:
Eric Udd; Deepak Varshneya, Editor(s)

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