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Fiber Design, Component Size to be NEFC Topic

Photonics.com
Jan 2007
Tdrive to improve fiber design and fiber end-face requirements to fulfill expanding applications for single-mode fiber will be topics at the New England Fiberoptic Council (NEFC) monthly dinner meeting, to be held Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Boston/Westborough in Westborough, Mass. Cathy Ciadiello, military, avionics and sensing marketing manager for the Specialty Photonics Div. of OFS (formerly the optical fiber solutions division of Lucent Technologies Inc.), which has a facility in Sturbridge, Mass., will discuss single-mode fiber core expansion to reduce misalignments and to meet the requirements of increased transmission laser power. Ciadiello was formerly with Lucent, 3M Specialty Optical Fibers Inc., and ITT Cannon Electric and Cablewave Systems Inc. William Emkey, founder and CEO of WorldTech Consultants Inc. and formerly vice president and CTO of the kSARIA Corp., will also speak, about integrated fiber-lens technology and applications. Previously, Emkey was vice president of technical marketing at Lightchip Corp. and worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies in the design, development and packaging of numerous passive and active optical components. Emkey has been awarded seven patents. The monthly NEFC dinner meeting is open to the public. A reception will be held at 6, dinner at 7 and presentations at 8. The cost is $40 for NEFC members, $45 for nonmembers; dinner is included. For more information or to register, visit: www.nefc.com or call (617) 548-NEFC; e-mail: info@nefc.com.


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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