Patents and Awards

The scientists and researchers at OFS Laboratories are conducting exciting, award-winning work in optical fibers. On this page, you’ll meet three of our innovators. Read the preview, then click on the scientist's name for a feature story.

2000 - Present

OFS Receives R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Award for the RightWave™ Tunable Dispersion Compensator (TDC) and the TDC receives LightWave's Attendees Choice Award at OFC.

OFS' Dave Peckham, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, receives the prestigious Engineering Excellence Award from the Optical Society of America for his groundbreaking work in optical fiber technology.

AllWave® Fiber wins the Bell Labs President's Award.

Bell Labs patents AllWave® Fiber.

International Engineering Consortium InfoVision Technology of the Year Award given to AllWave ADVANTAGE.

1990-1999

Lucent patents TrueWave® RS fiber. Bell Labs Fellow John MacChesney receives engineering's highest honor, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, for his invention and development of the modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) process.

AllWave® Fiber wins Technology and Innovation award from IndustryWeek magazine.

TrueWave® Fiber wins the Bell Labs President's Award.

TrueWave® Fiber Awards:

  • Laser Focus World's 1995 Commercial Technology Achievement Award
  • Photonics Circle of Excellence Award
  • R&D 100 Award
  • "Technology Award for Fiber and Cable", Optical Fiber Product News Magazine

Patent issued for TrueWave® Non-Zero Dispersion Fiber.

1980

Patent issued for the modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) process.

Products Covered by Patents

OFS Fitel LLC (OFS) manufactures and markets a broad range of optical products such as: optical fiber, optical cable, optical connectors, optical apparatus, and specialty products. OFS has more than 500 active patents in the United States covering its products that are listed below and then subdivided into five different categories to assist the user of this website.