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By Tom Bearden

From: NEN, Vol. 5, No. 11, Mar. 1998, p. 7.
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Tom Bearden, letter excerpt

The fiber fuse effect works like this:

Take a fiber optics cable with a core containing germanium (which is most of them; the effect will not work in silicon cores, for some unfathomable reason). Laser light is running through the cable, carrying the messages.

Heat one portion of the cable with a butane cigarette lighter. After awhile, the heat in that spots builds up inside, and a little bit of the surface of the core "melts" into a bullet-shaped trough or hole. Then another hole melts about a centimeter further "upstream" on the core, into the incoming laser light. Then another about a centimeter away, etc. Now it doesn't matter whether you are heating it or not. Those bullet-shaped holes in the core will continue burning out about a centimeter apart, with a progression of about one meter per second. If the cable is 15 kilometers long, the fiber fuse will march on down the entire length of the cable, thoroughly spoiling the cable.

If you look at the energy you input, and the energy it took to melt all those holes, this is far and away an overunity process par excellence!

It only works in cores containing germanium. It does not work in silicon core, or in cores that contain much lower germanium content than usual.

Now here's the weird part. Reverse the laser light in the damaged cable, and initiate another fiber fuse at the opposite end. Well, now the devilish thing will march back down the cable in the opposite direction, OFTEN FILLING IN ALL THOSE PREVIOUSLY MELTED HOLES AGAIN AND RESTORING THE CABLE TO WORKABLE FORM!

Now if that ain't a crumbling cookie, I never saw one! Major researcher was a Brit named Russell. I can furnish citations if you need them.

But it's a wonderful, marvelous, strange phenomenon. And most of our fiber optics cables put in everywhere are -- you guessed it! -- cables with good germanium-containing cores!

Cheers, Tom

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