1
José G Piffaretti: Method of determining a characteristic of an optical fiber by reflectometry. Alcatel, Sughrue Mion PLLC, April 30, 2002: US06381010 (7 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method of determining at least one characteristic of an optical fiber with the aid of a reflectometer, in which method the fiber to be characterized is connected at both ends to reference fibers and a reflectometer measurement is performed for each reference fiber. To dete ...


2
Jean Florent Campion, Isabelle DeCaux, Philippe Dupont, Terry Voots, José G Piffaretti, Roger Charlton: Method for reducing the hydrogen sensitivity of optical fibers at 1380nm-1410 nm. Alcatel, Sughrue Mion PLLC, March 9, 2004: US06704485 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing the hydrogen aging loss of silica optical fibers by irreversible reaction of the peroxide defects with deuterium is described. This method comprises the step of contacting the optical fiber with deuterium by exposure to a gas mixture containing deuterium at a temperature compat ...