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Northrop Grumman Names StockerYale

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2007
StockerYale Inc. of Salem, N.H., has been selected by Northrop Grumman Newport News, a subsidiary of the Northrop Grumman Corp., to provide optical fiber for the next three Virginia class attack submarines to be added to the US Navy’s fleet. The fiber will be used for lightweight wide-aperture-array hydrophone systems.


GLOSSARY
optical fiber
A thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in bundles to transmit light or images.  
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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