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OFS, Specialty Photonics Division
55 Darling Dr.
Avon, CT, 06001

Press release date: February 3, 2014

Avon, Connecticut – OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber optic products will present three well-timed papers on imaging, sensing, and the effects of sterilization.  Each paper will be presented on Saturday, February 1st, at SPIE’s BiOS Conference located at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

The papers are entitled “Effects of sterilization on optical and mechanical reliability of specialty optical fibers and terminations,” “Design of a long working distance graded index fiber lens with a low NA for fiber-optic probe in OCT application,” and “Integrated optical fiber shape senor modules based on twisted multicore fiber grating arrays.”  The subject matter ranges from the effects of different sterilization techniques, to optimizing GRIN lenses, and a complete integrated optical fiber assembly suitable for shape sensing—including twisted multicore optical fiber with fiber Bragg gratings inscribed along its length.

Mr. Michael Fortin, OFS Vice President of Marketing and Sales, states, “more and more we are asked to develop complicated optical fiber probes for both sensing and imaging, and sterilization is always a vital design consideration.”  Fortin continues, “These three technical presentations are pertinent and extremely useful for the market and demonstrate our commitment to providing product that meets the critical requirements of our customers.”

For more information on all of the presentation by OFS please visit the SPIE BiOS and Photonics West web site.  For more information on these and other OFS products, stop by the OFS booth #8923 at BiOS or#923 at Photonics West or visit

About OFS
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, connectivity, FTTX and specialty photonics solutions.  Our marketing, sales, manufacturing and research teams provide forward-looking, innovative products and solutions in areas including Telecommunications, Medicine, Industrial Automation, Sensing, Government, Aerospace and Defense applications. We provide reliable, cost effective optical solutions to enable our customers to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s digital and energy consumers and businesses.

OFS’ corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as ATT and Lucent Technologies. 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 China, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and the United States.

For more information, please visit

OFS PR Contact:
Kate Bendza
Sr. MarCom Specialist
+1 860-678-6540 

OFS Technical Contact:
Steve Allen
Market Manager
+1 860-678-6539

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