07760978 is referenced by 65 patents and cites 27 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
12/231947
Publication Number
7760978 (B2)
Application Date
September 8, 2008
Publication Date
July 20, 2010
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
Assignee
DFS Fitel
GA, US
IPC
G02B 6/26
G02B 6/02
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