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1. (WO2017035212) MICRO HYBRID LC DUPLEX ADAPTER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035212    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048357
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G02B 6/36
Applicants: SENKO ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC.
Inventors: GNIADEK, Jeffrey
NISHIGUCHI, Yuki
Title: MICRO HYBRID LC DUPLEX ADAPTER
Abstract:
A hybrid optical fiber adapter comprises a first adapter end configured to receive a first optical fiber connector, and a second adapter end configured to receive a second optical fiber connector of a different type from the first optical fiber connector. The hybrid adapter further comprises a spring configured to couple to the second adapter end such that the second optical fiber connector received into the second adapter end is disposed between the spring and the second adapter end, so as to allow floating of the second optical fiber connector. In one embodiment, the first optical fiber connector is an LC connector and the second optical fiber connector is a micro connector. The hybrid adapter may be coupled to a module such that the second adapter end protrudes into the module, requiring less space inside the module compared to conventional hybrid adapters, without sacrificing optical performance.