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OFS Labs Adds Patent to Intellectual Patent Portfolio

April 26, 2012

Murray Hill, New Jersey, April 26, 2012 - OFS and OFS Labs, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products, announce that they have added Measuring Modal Content of Multi-Moded fibers patent to their intellectual property portfolio.

“OFS has a long-standing legacy and commitment to innovation through our Bell Labs heritage,” states David DiGiovanni, Chief Technology Officer for OFS. “Along with our technology innovation presented routinely at industry technical conferences, our continued momentum in patent development demonstrates that the OFS Labs commitment to innovation continues.”

“Measuring Modal Content of Multi-Moded Fibers,” U.S. Patent No. 7,817,258, relates to a method for analyzing the output modal content of an optical fiber containing more than one spatial mode. The method allows mode content to be quantified by measuring interference between co-propagating modes in the optical fiber. By spatially resolving the interference, an image of the spatial beat pattern between two modes may be constructed, thereby providing information about the modes supported by the optical fiber. This capability is useful to the understanding of optical properties of few-moded fibers, a potential next-generation technology being explored to expand fiber bandwidth ten-fold. Measurement of mode content is also an important tool in development of kW-class fiber lasers for industrial cutting and welding applications.

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our marketing, manufacturing and research divisions listen to customers and work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent, NYSE: ALU). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.
Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

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