06650815 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 2 patents.

The present invention relates to an optical fiber including a fiber core and at least one coating substantially encapsulating the fiber core, wherein the at least one coating includes a material forming a data storage medium which is capable of digitally encoding information at a data density of at least about 4 bits per centimeter. Both magnetically and optically encoded fibers are disclosed. Also disclosed are a method of making an optical fiber of the present invention, methods of digitally encoding information onto an optical fiber, and a method of retrieving information digitally encoded onto an optical fiber.

Title
Optical fiber encoded with data signal
Application Number
9/956563
Publication Number
6650815 (B2)
Application Date
September 18, 2001
Publication Date
November 18, 2003
Inventor
Gregory F Jacobs
Elmira
NY, US
David M Hopstock
Roseville
MN, US
Daniel W Hawtof
Painted Post
NY, US
Agent
Svetlana Short
US
James V Suggs
US
Timothy R Krogh
US
Assignee
Corning Incorporated
NY, US
IPC
G02B 6/02
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