Dr. Paul Foy
Consultant at Innovidro Consulting LLC
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Paul Foy is a consultant for the fiber optics and glass related industries.

Paul earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2008) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Paul has worked in the fiber optics industry since 1986. He has constructed and developed more than 10 laboratories and production facilities dedicated to the synthesis, drawing and characterization of fiber optic materials. Paul has drawn a wide variety of glass and polymer optical materials included silica, fluoride, phosphate, chalcogenide, germanate, tellurite, calcium aluminate, and PMMA. Paul also has extensive experience in fabricating photonic crystal fibers.

Paul’s interests include the design and fabrication of specialty optical fibers and the equipment required for fabrication, optical fiber coatings, and the application of optical fibers for medical, telecommunications, military and sensing needs. Paul has over 100 technical publications and presentations. Paul was part of the research team that won a Research and Development 100 Award for Improved Optical Fiber for Laser Surgery Applications in 1995. He was also part of the team that won a 2017 PRISM Award for Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation up to 4.6 µm using step-index indium fluoride fiber pumped by a femtosecond fiber laser near 2 µm.
Publications (12)

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9728, Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Mid-IR, Modeling, Femtosecond phenomena, Dispersion, Mode locking, Spectroscopy, Fiber lasers, Raman spectroscopy, Numerical modeling, Supercontinuum generation, Femtosecond fiber lasers, Specialty optical fibers

Proceedings Article | 22 March 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8601, Fiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Refractive index, Silica, Scattering, Cladding, Signal attenuation, Glasses, Single mode fibers, Acoustics, Fluorine

Proceedings Article | 26 February 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8601, Fiber Lasers X: Technology, Systems, and Applications
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Refractive index, Photoelasticity, Silica, Scattering, Glasses, Laser scattering, Fiber lasers, Sapphire, Acoustics

Proceedings Article | 8 November 2012 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8547, High-Power Lasers 2012: Technology and Systems
KEYWORDS: Defense and security, Optical fibers, Waveguides, Birefringence, Cladding, High power lasers, Fiber lasers, Frequency modulation, Fermium, Defense technologies

Proceedings Article | 24 May 2012 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8381, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII
KEYWORDS: Defense and security, Optical fibers, Refractive index, Waveguides, Surgery, Cladding, Fiber lasers, High power fiber lasers, Defense technologies, Pulsed laser operation

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