Patents by Inventor Upendra Manyam

Upendra Manyam has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20060251367
    Abstract: An optical fiber coupler can include at least a first input optical fiber and an output optical fiber, where the first input optical fiber can comprise an antiguiding core, a first cladding disposed about the antiguiding core and a second cladding disposed about the first cladding so as to tend to confine light to said first cladding. The output fiber can comprise a guiding core, a first cladding disposed about the guiding core and a second cladding disposed about the first cladding of the output fiber for tending to confine light to the first cladding of the output fiber. Optical fibers are also disclosed, as are methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Martin Seifert, Upendra Manyam, Michael O'Connor, Nils Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20060245714
    Abstract: A fiber optic article, such as an optical fiber or an optical preform, can include a core comprising a concentration of erbium, a concentration of fluorine and a concentration of ytterbium for sensitizing the erbium by absorbing pump light and transferring energy to the erbium. The erbium can provide light having a second wavelength different than the wavelength of the pump light. The article can also include a concentration of phosphorus. The fiber optic article can include a cladding disposed about the core, where the cladding has an index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction of the core, and a second cladding disposed about the first cladding, where the second cladding includes an index of refraction than is less than the index of refraction of the cladding. The fiber optic article can be elongate along a longitudinal axis and can include a longitudinally extending region for providing birefringence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: Nufern
    Inventors: Julia Farroni, Upendra Manyam, Nils Jacobson, Kanishka Tankala, Adrian Carter
  • Publication number: 20060198590
    Abstract: A fiber optic article can comprise a core, an inner region disposed about the core and a cladding disposed about the inner region. The index of refraction of the cladding can be less than that of the inner region, and the index of refraction of the inner region can be less than that of the core. The fiber can include a second cladding disposed about the cladding, where the second cladding has an index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction of the cladding. The inner region can have a non circular outer perimeter that includes at least one inwardly oriented section. The article can be elongate along a longitudinal axis and can include at least one longitudinally extending region, such as a stress inducing region, for providing birefringence and the inwardly oriented region can face the longitudinally extending region. The fiber optic article can include active material for providing light responsive to the article receiving pump light, such as, for example, one or more rare earths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: NUFERN
    Inventors: Julia Farroni, Upendra Manyam, Nils Jacobson, Kanishka Tankala, Adrian Carter
  • Publication number: 20060120678
    Abstract: An optical fiber having a length can include a core and at least one cladding disposed about the core, where the one cladding can comprise at least first volumetric regions having a first refractive index n1 and second volumetric regions having a second refractive index n2, different from n1, and the first and second volumetric regions in any cross-section taken through the fiber can be randomly intermingled with one another, where the random intermingling of the first and second volumetric regions changes with changes in the location of the cross-section along the length of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Upendra Manyam, Kanishka Tankala
  • Publication number: 20060093294
    Abstract: An optical fiber for the transmission of electromagnetic energy, where the fiber can have increased input power threshold for the onset of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS). The fiber can comprise a core and a cladding disposed about the core. The core can have a distribution of velocities for an acoustic wave associated with SBS, where the distribution of propagation velocities of the core for the acoustic wave is at least one of a) azimuthally asymmetric or b) non-constant in an azimuthal plane and longitudinally asymmetric. The fiber can be longitudinally asymmetric wherein the core includes a first portion having a propagation velocity for the acoustic wave that is substantially the same throughout interposed between longitudinally spaced portions each having a propagation velocity different than that of said first portion. Methods, such as, for example, methods for fabricating and/or using a fiber having an increased threshold input power for the onset of SBS, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Upendra Manyam, Kanishka Tankala, Nils Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20060029343
    Abstract: A fiber optic article can comprise a core, an inner region disposed about the core and a cladding disposed about the inner region. The index of refraction of the cladding can be less than that of the inner region, and the index of refraction of the inner region can be less than that of the core. The fiber can include a second cladding disposed about the cladding, where the second cladding has an index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction of the cladding. The inner region can have a non circular outer perimeter that includes at least one inwardly oriented section. The article can be elongate along a longitudinal axis and can include at least one longitudinally extending region, such as a stress inducing region, for providing birefringence and the inwardly oriented region can face the longitudinally extending region. The fiber optic article can include active material for providing light responsive to the article receiving pump light, such as, for example, one or more rare earths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Julia Farroni, Upendra Manyam, Nils Jacobson, Kanishka Tankala, Adrian Carter
  • Publication number: 20060029344
    Abstract: A fiber optic article, such as an optical fiber or an optical preform, can include a core comprising a concentration of erbium, a concentration of fluorine and a concentration of ytterbium for sensitizing the erbium by absorbing pump light and transferring energy to the erbium. The erbium can provide light having a second wavelength different than the wavelength of the pump light. The article can also include a concentration of phosphorus. The fiber optic article can include a cladding disposed about the core, where the cladding has an index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction of the core, and a second cladding disposed about the first cladding, where the second cladding includes an index of refraction than is less than the index of refraction of the cladding. The fiber optic article can be elongate along a longitudinal axis and can include a longitudinally extending region for providing birefringence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Julia Farroni, Upendra Manyam, Nils Jacobson, Kanishka Tankala, Adrian Carter
  • Publication number: 20050265678
    Abstract: An optical fiber can include a glass core that is multimode at a selected wavelength and that comprises an index of refraction and a diameter Dcore, a glass cladding disposed about said glass core, said glass cladding comprising an outer diameter Dcladding and a first index of refraction that is less than said index of refraction of said core, and a second cladding disposed about said glass cladding, said second cladding comprising an optically cured polymer, said polymer comprising an index of refraction that is less than said first index of refraction. In certain embodiments, the fiber can include various other features. For example, [Dcladding/Dcore]2 can be no greater than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Upendra Manyam, Martin Seifert, Kanishka Tankala
  • Publication number: 20050254765
    Abstract: An optical fiber comprising a multimode glass core having a diameter of at least 250 microns and an index of refraction and a polymer cladding having a thickness and contactingly surrounding a glass portion of the fiber so as to define an interface between the glass portion and the polymer cladding. The polymer cladding can have a first index of refraction that is less than the index of refraction. The fiber can comprise a density of less than 0.25 non-conforming regions having a diameter of 25 microns or greater per millimeter of length along the fiber, where each of the non-conforming regions is a region visible to the human eye under an optical microscope and having at least a portion thereof within a selected distance of the interface. The selected distance can be less than or equal to the thickness of the polymer cladding. The optical microscope can have a total magnification of about 200. The polymer cladding can be applied to at least a part of the optical fiber in at least a class 1000 environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Martin Seifert, Upendra Manyam, Mansoor Alam, Kanishka Tankala, Jaroslaw Abramczyk, Douglas Guertin, Nils Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20050008311
    Abstract: A polarization maintaining optical fiber has a core extending along a longitudinal axis, where the core includes a rare earth and a first index of refraction. A cladding is disposed about the core and has a first thermal coefficient of expansion (TCE) and a second index of refraction that is less than the first index of refraction. The fiber can include a pair of longitudinally extending members, and each of the members can have a TCE that is different than the first TCE of the cladding. The pair can be spaced apart by a distance di. A second cladding can be disposed about the first cladding, and the second cladding can have a third index of refraction that is less than the second index of refraction. The fiber can have a fundamental mode having a mode field diameter (MFD). The core can be a multimode core having a diameter dc that is greater than or equal to 15 microns, the numerical aperture of the core relative to the first cladding can be less than or equal to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Julia Farroni, Upendra Manyam, Kanishka Tankala