Polarization preserving fiber optic rotary joint
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, NM, United States
A mechanical device that minimizes the change in fiber optic signal polarization through a +/- 300 degree rotating joint.
Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation
Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 9
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: When polarization is critical in data transport, or highly desirable, when passing through fiber optic cable bends that can change frequently, this innovation prevents the need for recalibration as it preserves polarization orientation before, during and after movement of the cables.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 739
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: NRAO is funded by the National Science Foundation via a Cooperative Agreement with Associated Universities, Inc.
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Development / License Partners