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1 February 1991 Single-mode fiber optic rotary joint for aircraft applications
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Proceedings Volume 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV; (1991)
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
The alignment techniques, bearing designs, and optical system configuration used by a low optical feedback/low insertion loss single-mode optical rotary joint are presented. Attention is given to the test results obtained for temperature, shock and vibration, and humidity cycles. Initial design criteria have been substantially exceeded by the system components fabricated to date; only the humidity-related performance goals have yet to be reached, due to the intrinsic permeability of the rotating interface by water vapor in initially hot, humid atmospheric conditions that support condensation upon subsequent cooling.
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Warren H. Lewis and Michael B. Miller "Single-mode fiber optic rotary joint for aircraft applications", Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991);

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