07437046 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 26 patents.

An optical transmission fiber is formed to include a relatively low-index, relatively thin outer cladding layer disposed underneath the protective polymer outer coating. Stray light propagating along an inner cladding layer(s) within the fiber will be refracted into the thin outer cladding (by proper selection of refractive index values). The thin dimension of the outer cladding layer allows for the stray light to “leak” into the outer coating in a controlled, gradual manner so as to minimize heating of the coating associated with the presence of stray light. The inventive fiber may also be bent to assist in the movement of stray light into the coating.

Title
Optical fiber configuration for dissipating stray light
Application Number
11/705229
Publication Number
7437046 (B2)
Application Date
February 12, 2007
Publication Date
October 14, 2008
Inventor
Clifford Headley
Raritan Township, Hunterdon County
NJ, US
Michael Fishteyn
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Yoshihiro Emori
Watchung
NJ, US
David John DiGiovanni
Mountain Lakes
NJ, US
Agent
Wendy W Koba
Assignee
Furukawa Electric North America
GA, US
IPC
G02B 6/26
G02B 6/02
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