Optical fiber assembly wrapped across gimbal axes

  • US 20070075237A1
  • Filed: 10/05/2005
  • Published: 04/05/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A gimbaled optical pointer, comprising:

  • A gimbal that rotates around a gimbal axis;

    A first port on the gimbal;

    A fiber assembly including a continuous optical fiber; and

    A control mechanism for routing the fiber assembly from a second port off-gimbal across the first gimbal axis to the first port, said mechanism pinning a first portion of the fiber assembly off of the gimbal and pinning a second portion of the fiber assembly on the inner gimbal so that the fiber moves with the gimbal as the gimbal rotates around the axis.

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