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1. (WO2014200953) COUPLING SYSTEM FOR A FIBER OPTIC CABLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/200953    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/041618
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 11 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G02B 6/44
Applicants: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Inventors: GIMBLET, Michael John
LAIL, Jason Clay
MCALPINE, Warren Welborn
SEDDON, David Alan
TEDDER, Catharina Lemckert
Title: COUPLING SYSTEM FOR A FIBER OPTIC CABLE
Abstract:
A fiber optic cable (110) includes a jacket (112), an element (114) of the cable (110) interior to the jacket (112), and first (120) and second (122) powders. The element (114) includes a first surface (124) and a second surface (126). The cable (110) further includes a third surface (128) interior to the jacket (112) and facing the first surface (124) at a first interface (132) and a fourth surface (130) interior to the jacket (112) and facing the second surface (126) at a second interface (134). At least one of the third (128) and fourth (130) surfaces is spaced apart from the jacket (112). The first powder (120) is integrated with at least one of the first and third surfaces (124, 128) at the first interface (132) and the second powder (122) integrated with at least one of the second and fourth surfaces (126, 130) at the second interface (134). The first interface (132) has greater coupling than the second interface (134) at least in part due to differences in the first and second powders.