Dr. Paul Foy
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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
Reza Salem, Zack Jiang, Dongfeng Liu, Robert Pafchek, Paul Foy, Mohammed Saad, Doug Jenkins, Alex Cable, Peter Fendel
Proceedings Volume 9728, 97280L (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213140
KEYWORDS: Mid-IR, Femtosecond fiber lasers, Fiber lasers, Femtosecond phenomena, Numerical modeling, Supercontinuum generation, Mode locking, Modeling, Spectroscopy, Specialty optical fibers, Dispersion, Optical fibers, Raman spectroscopy

Proceedings Article | 22 March 2013 Paper
A. Evert, A. James, T. Hawkins, P. Foy, L. Dong, R. Stolen, J. Ballato, P. Dragic, R. Rice
Proceedings Volume 8601, 86010J (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.981876
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Refractive index, Cladding, Silica, Acoustics, Signal attenuation, Glasses, Fluorine, Scattering, Single mode fibers

Proceedings Article | 26 February 2013 Paper
Proceedings Volume 8601, 86010I (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.999361
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Glasses, Silica, Sapphire, Refractive index, Fiber lasers, Acoustics, Photoelasticity, Scattering, Laser scattering

Proceedings Article | 8 November 2012 Paper
Proceedings Volume 8547, 85470J (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.970461
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Fermium, Frequency modulation, Waveguides, Cladding, Fiber lasers, Birefringence, High power lasers, Defense technologies, Defense and security

Proceedings Article | 24 May 2012 Paper
Proceedings Volume 8381, 838106 (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.921225
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Waveguides, Cladding, High power fiber lasers, Fiber lasers, Defense technologies, Defense and security, Surgery, Refractive index, Pulsed laser operation

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