Identifier system and components for optical assemblies

  • US 6,542,673 B1
  • Filed: 06/22/2001
  • Issued: 04/01/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/13/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An optical waveguide identification system, comprising:

  • an optical waveguide, comprising a core having an end portion, a cladding disposed around said core, said cladding having an end portion, and an end face comprising the end portions of said core and said cladding, said end face having a peripheral end area; and

    a machine-readable identifier disposed within the peripheral end area of said end face, said machine-readable identifier comprising information about said optical waveguide.

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