Patent Number: 6,253,006

Title: Directing and organizing lens means for a fiber optics network

Abstract: A positive-powered lens for directing and organizing the light output from a single light to a plurality of optical fibers has an anterior surface, which is convex, and a posterior surface, upon which are disposed light-converging tessellates, which are arranged in an ordered geometrical (e.g. a square, rectangular, circular, or oval) pattern. The tessellates can have a common surface equation or can have different surface equations but equivalent focal lengths. The tessellates are associated with a plurality of optical fibers, each having a proximal face, which is coplanar with the focal planes of the tessellates.

Inventors: Heimer; Richard J. (Los Angeles, CA)

Assignee: Radiant Optics, Inc.

International Classification: G02B 6/42 (20060101); G02B 006/32 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018