Scott R Bickham, Snigdharaj K Mishra, Steven S Rosenblum: Low bend loss optical fiber. Corning Incorporated, Joseph M Homa, Svetlana Short, September 18, 2007: US07272289 (49 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber having both low macrobend loss and low microbend loss. The fiber has a MAC number less than 7.0 and a zero dispersion wavelength less than 1450 nm. The optical fiber advantageously comprises a primary coating and a secondary coating. The primary coating has a Young's modulus of less ...

Bryce Samson, Bruce Aitken: Broadhead dual wavelength pumped fiber amplifier. Corning Incorporated, Svetlana Short, June 18, 2002: US06407853 (42 worldwide citation)

The dual wavelength pumping scheme controls the relative population of the termination state vis-a-vis the metastable state. Praseodymium doped chalcogenide glass and a variety of thulium doped glasses are described as examples. The relative pump powers or wavelengths may be adjusted to control the ...

Gang Chen, Qi Wu: Method and apparatus for trimming the optical path length of optical fiber components. Corning Incorporated, Svetlana Short, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, March 12, 2002: US06356681 (39 worldwide citation)

The method and apparatus of the present invention achieves the trimming and, therefore, tuning of fiber optic devices by, in on embodiment, precisely heating a small area of a fiber to allow its elongation when mounted under tension in its package. By pulsing a source of heat in precise amounts, the ...

Gregory A Merkel: Negative thermal expansion materials including method of preparation and uses therefor. Corning Incorporated, Edward Murphy, Svetlana Short, February 13, 2001: US06187700 (23 worldwide citation)

Negative thermal expansion materials, methods of preparation and uses therefor are disclosed. The materials are useful for negative thermal expansion substrates, such as those used for optical fiber gratings.

Felton A Flood, David Jacob, Mark F Krol, Edward F Murphy, Peter G Wigley: Optical amplifier designs for multichannel fiber optic communication networks. Corning Incorporated, William Greener, Svetlana Short, October 17, 2000: US06134047 (17 worldwide citation)

A multichannel fiber optic communication network incorporates multichannel fiber optical amplifiers having different functions but designed to use substantially identical gain flattening filters. This is achieved by designing the amplifiers to have total insertion losses such that their respective i ...

Gregory J Cowle, Douglas W Hall, Thomas W McNamara, Chiachi Wang: Optical amplifier with power dependent feedback. Corning Incorporated, Svetlana Short, January 15, 2002: US06339495 (16 worldwide citation)

An optical amplifier includes an optical feedback resonant laser cavity (OFRC) including a power dependent loss element (PDLE) having the characteristic that as the incident laser power on the PDLE increases the cavity loss decreases. The OFRC with the PDLE provides optical gain control or optical p ...

Scott Robertson Bickham, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Edward John Fewkes, Stephan Lvovich Logunov: Optical fiber illumination systems and methods. Corning Incorporated, Svetlana Short, November 26, 2013: US08591087 (13 worldwide citation)

An illumination system generating light having at least one wavelength within 200 nm to 2000 nm range. The system includes a light source and at least one light diffusing optical fiber with a plurality of nano-sized structures (e.g., voids). The optical fiber is coupled to the light source. The ligh ...

Dana Bookbinder, Joel Carberry, Steven Demartino, Gaylord Francis, Scott Glaeseman, Robert Morena, Brent Wedding: Optical device and fusion seal. Corning Incorporated, Svetlana Short, Edward Murphy III, September 19, 2000: US06122430 (13 worldwide citation)

An optical device, and a method of producing the device, are disclosed. The device comprises a substrate and an optical waveguide component affixed to the substrate with a glass frit fusion seal formed and locked within a recessed void in the substrate, the glass frit fusion seal being the fused pro ...

Kevin W Bennett, Fiona Davis, Richard A Habel, Paul A Jakobson, Nigel E Jolley, Robert W Keys, Kim Byron Roberts, Mark A Newhouse, Michael J Yadlowsky: Pump wavelength tuning of optical amplifiers and use of same in wavelength division multiplexed systems. Corning Incorporated, Northern Telecom, William Greener, Svetlana Short, November 7, 2000: US06144486 (13 worldwide citation)

The variables and parameters previously understood to affect the gain spectrum of an optical amplifier 13 were: (1) the wavelengths to be amplified; (2) the input power levels at those wavelengths; (3) the characteristics of the amplifying medium 20; (4) the insertion loss spectra of the amplifier's ...

Daniel W Hawtof, David M Hopstock, Gregory F Jacobs: Optical fiber encoded with data signal. Corning Incorporated, Timothy R Krogh, James V Suggs, Svetlana Short, November 18, 2003: US06650815 (12 worldwide citation)

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 ...