Optical Fiber Systems and Methods

Market Overview:

This technology features a composite perform having a core material rod that comprises single crystal silicon and a cladding material perform surrounding the core rod.  These optical fibers provide better removal of dissipated heat from the beam in comparison to a nonlinear optical device fabricated from a traditional bulk crystal which promises higher operating power levels, better thermal stability and improved control of phase matching if required.  This technology could enable short fibers for reduced nonlinear effects such as SBS and SRS when desired and could significantly reduce the cost of diode pumped crystal host lasers.


· Lasers for Defense Applications

· Lasers for Biomedical Applications


· Excellent thermal properties

· One-step fabrication of fiber

· Good continuity over the length of the fiber

· Utilizes conventional and commercially-available draw methods


Inventors:                        John Ballato, Robert Rice

Protection Status:           Patent application filed

Licensing Status:            Available for licensing

CURF Ref No:                08-029


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Patent Information:
Advanced Materials
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Cindy Sauer
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Clemson University Research Foundation
John Ballato
Robert Rice
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