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9041923 Peri-critical reflection spectroscopy devices, systems, and methods  
Spectroscopy apparatuses oriented to the critical angle of the sample are described that detecting the spectral characteristics of a sample wherein the apparatus consists of an electromagnetic...
9041935 Measuring polarization crosstalk in optical birefringent materials and devices based on reduction of line broadening caused by birefringent dispersion  
Techniques and devices for measuring polarization crosstalk in birefringence optical media including polarization maintaining fiber.
9036138 Method and system for detecting fiber fault in passive optical network  
The disclosure provides a method and a system for detecting a fiber fault in a Passive Optical Network (PON). The system comprises an optical path detection device, a Wavelength Division...
9037414 Methods and apparatus for electromagnetic signal polarimetry sensing  
A system and method of identifying changes utilizing radio frequency polarization includes receiving a reflected and/or transmitted polarized radio frequency signal at a receiver, filtering,...
9036137 Optical light source with controlled launch conditions  
A system, apparatus and method for providing controlled launch conditions to an optical light source comprises adjustable fiber bending/deforming apparatus to allow adjustment of the device such...
9031403 Optical transmission system and method for monitoring polarization dependent characteristics of optical transmission line  
A method includes sweeping an optical frequency of an optical signal by an optical transmitter controlling an electric-field information signal corresponding to a transmitted signal, providing...
9025852 Substrate inspection apparatus and method for operating the same  
In one embodiment, a substrate inspection apparatus performs, in its maintenance mode, operations including: guiding a light emitted from an illuminating unit to an imaging device via a...
9025145 Flow cytometry system and method for applying gain to flow cytometry data  
The invention relates to a flow cytometer system and method to apply a gain to data measurements to improve the display of the data measurements. The method for applying a gain to data detected in...
9019484 Combining normal-incidence reflectance and transmittance with non-normal-incidence reflectance for model-free characterization of single-layer films  
Optical systems and methods are described that provide greater solving power for thin-film measurements in general, and provide a unique model-free solution for single-layer films in particular.
9019486 Multi-light fiber source for fiber end-surface inspection  
A fiber end-surface inspection device and method illuminates the fiber end-surface from at least 2 different illumination angles, taking observations at the different angles, for detection of...
9019485 Apparatus and method for evaluation of optical elements  
An apparatus for measuring the optical performance characteristics and dimensions of an optical element comprising a low coherence interferometer and a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor comprising a...
9014528 Method and apparatus for calibrating the apex offset on fiberoptic connector measuring interferometer  
An interferometer for inspecting and evaluating the end surface of an optical cable with an optical fiber includes a reader, a chuck and a reference connector. The chuck is adapted to be removably...
9013686 Chemical and molecular identification and quantification system utilizing enhanced photoemission spectroscopy  
An enhanced photoemission spectroscopy (EPS) system uses at least three photoelectric detection processes to identify a substance or substances in a target. The target can be in a container, and...
9004733 Optical fiber installation tool having a passive illumination feature  
Disclosed is a passive illumination apparatus for improving the visibility of an optical fiber by projecting reflected light to passively illuminate an optical fiber for allowing the user improved...
9007572 Multifunction solid-state inspection system  
An inspection system includes optical components for operating the inspection system in an interference fringe imaging mode and a microscope imaging mode. The inspection system further includes at...
9007227 Multimode fiber interrogator  
An optical interrogator system including a broad spectrum light source capable of emitting light having a spectral width spanning at least approximately 20 nm, and at least one optical sensor...
8994934 System and method for eye safe detection of unknown targets  
The present disclosure provides for a system and method for detecting and identifying unknown targets. At least one region of interest comprising an unknown target in a sample scene may be...
8988670 Apparatus for simultaneously inspecting and cleaning fiber connector  
The fiberscope for inspecting and cleaning a fiber connector simultaneously includes a housing with a front panel, a microscope system, a connector holder mounted at a distance from the front...
8988669 Power monitor for optical fiber using background scattering  
An optical power monitoring device includes a photodetector disposed in close proximity to the cladding of an optical fiber for measuring Rayleigh scattered light from the core of the optical...
8988671 BOTDA system that combined optical pulse coding techniques and coherent detection  
A BOTDA system that combined optical pulse coding techniques and coherent detection includes a narrow linewidth laser, two polarization-maintaining couplers, microwave generator, two electro-optic...
8983287 Fiber optic personnel safety systems and methods of using the same  
A personnel monitoring system. The personnel monitoring system includes a host node having an optical source for generating optical signals, and an optical receiver. The personnel monitoring...
8982340 Fast brillouin optical time domain analysis for dynamic sensing  
A method for conducting fast Brillouin optical time domain analysis for dynamic sensing of optical fibers is provided herein. The method includes the following stages: injecting a pump pulse...
8976345 Fitting tip with relay lens for fiber-optic connector endface inspector  
A fitting tip of fiber-optic connector endface inspection microscope for inspecting angled connector endfaces includes a relay lens fixed inside its internal channel and is designed such that when...
8976344 Live optical fiber identifier tool  
A live fiber identifier tool includes a head portion having a slot. A cable containing a pair of optical fibers can be inserted in the slot and forced to bend inside the head portion when a...
8970830 Measuring method and device for determining transmission and/or reflection properties  
The disclosure relates to optical measuring methods and apparatus for determining the transmission and/or reflection properties of translucent objects with utility for process monitoring and...
8971724 Optical transmission apparatus and characteristic compensation method  
A characteristic compensation method includes obtaining compensation information when degradation of a transmission characteristic of an optical transmission path of a received light signal is...
8970838 Method and apparatus for evaluating a sample through variable angle Raman spectroscopy  
Described are systems and methods for variable angle Raman spectroscopy, in which electromagnetic radiation will be caused to intersect the sample under investigation at a plurality of angles of...
8970831 Optical constant measuring apparatus and method thereof  
Disclosed is an optical constant measuring method which includes applying light to a sample including a target material; measuring a first optical signal from light reflected from the sample;...
8964172 Means to detect damage in composite material panels  
The present disclosure describes an apparatus including a composite panel. The apparatus includes a first composite panel including a first optical fiber embedded therein, the first optical fiber...
8965581 Robot apparatus, assembling method, and recording medium  
A robot apparatus includes a gripping unit configured to grip a first component, a force sensor configured to detect, as detection values, a force and a moment acting on the gripping unit, a...
8965200 Method, apparatus and system for detecting connection status of optical fiber jumper  
A method, an apparatus and a system for detecting a connection status of an optical fiber jumper are provided in the embodiments of the present invention. The method for detecting a connection...
8958060 Optical fiber mechanical bend stress test system with optical time-domain reflectometer  
Methods and devices provide for storing historical data that includes interference values mapped to at least one of bend radii values, lifetime values, or failure rate values of optical fibers;...
8958059 Method of determining mask pattern and exposure condition, storage medium, and computer  
A determining method includes the steps of setting a first parameter to define the shape of the plurality of pattern elements of the mask, setting a second parameter to define the effective light...
8958058 Apparatus, process, and system for monitoring the integrity of containers  
Apparatuses, systems, and methods to monitor the integrity of a container protected by a refractory material are disclosed having a first radiation detector to measure an external surface...
8949043 Surface inspecting apparatus and method for calibrating same  
While an illumination optical system is irradiating the surface of a contaminated standard wafer with illumination light, this illumination light is scanned over the surface of the contaminated...
8947516 High-resolution 3D imaging of single semiconductor nanocrystals  
A method of imaging microscopic objects includes determining the relative depths of two or more semiconductor nanocrystals by analyzing images of the semiconductor nanocrystals at varying...
8945439 Method for manufacturing lens, apparatus for manufacturing lens, and method for manufacturing optical apparatus  
A method for manufacturing a lens having a refractive index distribution includes: a step of contacting a monomer with a structural member of a polymer, the monomer and a material obtained by...
8937713 Long distance optical fiber sensing system and method  
A long-distance fiber optic monitoring system having a sensing unit and an analyzer that is remotely located from the sensing unit is provided. The sensing unit comprises a source of optical...
8934090 Evaluation of optical fiber integrity  
A method of evaluating integrity of a fiber comprises transmitting a measurement light beam through the optical fiber and measuring an intensity of a combined reflection of the measurement light...
8934089 Electroluminescence sample analysis apparatus  
Provided is an apparatus for analyzing an electroluminescence sample, which comprises: a pulse generator for applying a pulse driving signal to the electroluminescence sample; an...
8928868 Optical fiber line characteristic analysis apparatus and analysis method thereof  
A test pulse is generated from a first and a second test light beam pulse with different wavelengths, with a predetermined time difference applied between the first and the second test light beam...
8922763 Methods of manufacturing an improved multimode optical fiber  
A method for compensating for both material or chromatic dispersion and modal dispersion effects in a multimode fiber transmission system is provided. The method includes, but is not limited to...
8920046 Test adapter for computer chips  
The invention relates to a test adapter (1) for operatively connecting a chip to be tested to a test device. The test adapter has a three-dimensional construction with a baseplate (8) and a cover...
8922762 Spectroscopic measuring apparatus with monitoring capability  
A spectroscopic measuring apparatus with monitoring capability includes a first optical path that extends from a measuring object through an optical system and a slit of a slit-mirror block to a...
8919007 Dryer with monitoring device  
The invention provides a monitoring device (32) for a dryer (10) includes a means for sensing a physical parameter, such as temperature or strain, at a sensing locus within the dryer (10), for...
8913235 Fiber measurement device  
A fiber measurement device includes: a light detector adapted to detect feedback light of laser light output to a fiber; a band limiting circuit adapted to extract, from a signal depending on the...
8913234 Measurement of the positions of centres of curvature of optical surfaces of a multi-lens optical system  
A method measures the positions of centers of curvature of optical surfaces of a multi-lens optical system. The spacings between the surfaces are measured along a reference axis using an...
8913887 Passive optical fiber plant analysis  
In a first aspect, the method and apparatus of the present disclosure can be used to periodically and/or intermittently place one or more ONUs attached to a PON in a power savings mode so that an...
8908167 Fiber optic connector inspection microscope with integral optical power measurement  
A fiber optic inspection microscope including an objective lens, an optical detector, an image detector, an illumination source, and first and second beamsplitters, wherein the first beamsplitter...
8909039 Optical cable testing and management  
A method and apparatus for testing an optical cable is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus may include a receiver for receiving a received pulse train through the optical cable. The...