40-word commentary: A device inserted in an
optical fiber circuit which breaks in responce to excess
incident light. As is the case of fuse in electric apparatus, it
protects optical systems from accidents. My device is made of a
low-melting glass and breaks down thermaly.
- S. Todoroki: “Optical fuse and component for fabricating optical fuse”, US
(Issued: Jul. 22, 2008, Filed: May 9, 2006).
- S. Todoroki: “Heat-induced breakage of an optical circuit at a TeO glass
bridge linking silica glass fibers”, J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn., 114, 8, pp.
- S. Todoroki and S. Inoue: “Optical fuse by carbon-coated TeO glass
segment inserted in silica glass optical fiber circuit (express letter)”,
Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 43, 2B, pp. L256-L257 (2004).