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Multi-core optical fibers for IR image transmission

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An optical fiber comprising non-silica, specialty glass that has multiple fiber cores arranged in a square registered array. The fiber cores are “registered” meaning that the array location of any fiber core is constant throughout the entire length of the fiber, including both ends. Optical fiber bundles are fabricated by combining multiple multi-core IR fibers with square-registration. Also disclosed is the related method for making the optical fiber.

Inventors: 
Gibson, Daniel J.; Sanghera, Jasbinder S.; Shaw, Leslie Brandon; Aggarwal, Ishwar D.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2013-06-27
Grant Date: 
2015-12-08
Grant time: 
894 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY