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Leonard J Andrews, William J Miniscalco: Glasses for high efficiency erbium (3+) optical fiber lasers, amplifiers, and superluminescent sources. GTE Laboratories Incorporated, James J Cannon Jr, Victor F Lohmann III, October 16, 1990: US04962995 (51 worldwide citation)

Glass compositions for high efficiency erbium.sup.3+ -doped optical fiber lasers, amplifiers and superluminescent sources are optimized for pumping by high power solid state lasers in the vicinity of 800 nm to provide amplified signals in wavelengths between 1.5 and 1.7 microns, a principal telecomm ...


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Jagannath Chirravuri, Ta Sheng Wei, William J Miniscalco: Fiber amplifier with multiple pumps. GTE Laboratories Incorporated, Lawrence F Monks, February 15, 1994: US05287216 (41 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic amplifier is disclosed utilizing a doped fiber to provide amplification through stimulated emission. The doped fiber is simultaneously pumped by multiple pump lasers generating optical waves of differing wavelengths. The optical waves from the lasers are combined using a wavelength div ...


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William J Miniscalco, Leonard J Andrews, Barbara A Thompson: Fluorozirconate fiber optic laser. GTE Laboratories Incorporated, Ivan L Ericson, November 29, 1988: US04788687 (11 worldwide citation)

A laser has been made using a Nd.sup.3+ -doped fluoro-zirconate heavy metal fluoride (HMF) glass multimode fiber which lases in a range equal to or greater than 1.32 micrometers. The fiber laser was made for forming a glass fiber from a core glass composition comprising 52.8 mole % ZrF.sub.4, 19.9 m ...


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Elliot Eichen, William J Miniscalco, Leonard J Andrews: Fiber optical Y-junction. GTE Laboratories Incorporated, Lawrence E Monks, June 9, 1992: US05121450 (8 worldwide citation)

A fiber optical Y-junction device includes a l.times.N optical fiber coupler connected to N fiber optic amplifier module structures constructed from a doped optical fiber. When the optical Y-junction structure contains a fiber optic amplifier, the fiber optical Y-junction device is operable as eithe ...


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William J Miniscalco, Robert D O Shea, Irl W Smith, Howard L Waldman: Space-time division multiple-access laser communications system. Raytheon Company, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, February 14, 2012: US08116632 (4 worldwide citation)

A space-time division multiple-access (STDMA) laser communications (lasercom) system and related techniques. The STDMA system includes a plurality of remote nodes and an STDMA access node which uses precise electronic beam steering and beacons to provide access to each of a plurality of remote acces ...


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Norman A Sanford, William J Miniscalco, Alexander Lempicki: Apparatus for controlling the rotation of the plane of linear polarization of linearly polarized radiant energy traversing an element of chromium chalcogenide spinel magnetic semiconductor with elliptically polarized radiant energy. GTE Laboratories Incorporated, David M Keay, August 26, 1986: US04607916 (4 worldwide citation)

Apparatus employing a light beam to affect another light beam. A primary beam of linearly polarized monochromatic light is directed on an element of chromium chalcogenide spinel magnetic semiconductor, specifically single crystal CdCr.sub.2 Se.sub.4. A control beam of monochromatic light is selectiv ...


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William J Miniscalco: Free-space optical mesh network. Raytheon Company, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, February 23, 2016: US09270372 (1 worldwide citation)

The disclosure provides a practical system and methods for implementing an adaptive free-space optical network with a high-connectivity, dynamic mesh topology. The network can have operational characteristics similar to those of RF mobile ad-hock networks. Each node has one or more optical terminals ...


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Maciej D Makowski, Gary D Coleman, William J Miniscalco, Stephen D Nordel: Laser relay for free space optical communications. RAYTHEON COMPANY, Christie Parker & Hale, May 26, 2015: US09042734 (1 worldwide citation)

A laser relay module for free space optical communications including an optical telescope for receiving and transmitting optical beams; an optical diplexer for separating transmitting and received optical beams; an optical amplifier; a modulated beacon laser for line of sight control of a plurality ...


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Romano G Pappalardo, Thomas E Peters, Karen Lee, William J Miniscalco: Optical emitter for amplification and process for making same. GTE Laboratories Incorporated, Lawrence E Monks, June 4, 1996: US05524016 (1 worldwide citation)

A host acting as an optical emitter and a process of making the same for the .sup..about. 1.3 .mu.m to .sup..about. 1.55 .mu.m spectral region utilized in optical communications is disclosed. The host is Cr-activated willemite (Zn.sub.2 SiO.sub.4). Efficient band-emission at room temperature, with p ...


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John F Silny, Gary D Coleman, C Thomas Hastings Jr, William J Miniscalco, James McSpadden: Extensible high bandwidth global space communication network. Pierce Atwood, Joseph M Maraia, April 8, 2014: US08693947

Various embodiments provide a satellite communication system including a first transceiver and a second transceiver geographically fixed on the earth, and a first satellite configured to communicate with the first transceiver through a first link. The system further includes a second satellite confi ...