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Journal Articles

EEG Technology Evaluation in Art Museum

Cruz-Garza, Jesus G., Justin A. Brantley, Sho Nakagome, Kimberly Kontson, Murad Megjhani, Dario Robleto, and Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal. “Deployment of Mobile EEG Technology in an Art Museum Setting: Evaluation of Signal Quality and Usability.” Frontiers in human neuroscience 11 (2017): 527.
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Powered Exoskeletons for Spinal Cord Injury.

Contreras-Vidal, Jose L., Nikunj A Bhagat, Justin Brantley, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Yongtian He, Quinn Manley, Sho Nakagome, et al. 2016. “Powered Exoskeletons for Bipedal Locomotion after Spinal Cord Injury.” Journal of Neural Engineering 13 (3): 031001.
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Your Brain on Art: Cortical Dynamics

Kontson, Kimberly L., Murad Megjhani, Justin A. Brantley, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza,Sho Nakagome, Dario Robleto, Michelle White, Eugene Civillico, and Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Your Brain on Art: Emergent Cortical Dynamics During Aesthetic Experiences.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9 (November): 626.
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Ravindran, Akshay Sujatha, Aryan Mobiny, Jesus G Cruz-Garza, Andrew Paek, Anastasiya Kopteva, and Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal. “Assaying neural activity of children during video game play in public spaces: A Deep Learning Approach.” Journal of neural engineering (2019).
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Neural Decoding of Intent in Freely-Behaving Infants

Cruz-Garza, Jesus G.,Zachery R. Hernandez, Teresa Tse, Eunice Caducoy, Berdakh Abibullaev, and Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. 2015. “A Novel Experimental and Analytical Approach to the Multimodal Neural Decoding of Intent During Social Interaction in Freely-Behaving Human Infants.” Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE, no. 104 (October). doi:10.3791/53406.
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Neural Decoding of Expressive Movement

Cruz-Garza, Jesus G.,Zachery R. Hernandez, Sargoon Nepaul, Karen K. Bradley, and Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. 2014. “Neural Decoding of Expressive Human Movement from Scalp Electroencephalography (EEG).” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 (April): 188.
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Conference Articles

Decoding expressive movement: challenges and opportunities

Saleh Kalantari, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, Joshua Stanton Smith, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Pamela Banner. Evaluating Educational Settings through Biometric Data and Virtual Response Testing. ACADIA, 2018.

Contreras-Vidal, Jose L., Jesus Cruz-Garza, and Anastasiya Kopteva. “Towards a whole body brain-machine interface system for decoding expressive movement intent Challenges and Opportunities.” In Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), 2017 5th International Winter Conference on, pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2017.
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Decoding intentional actions in Freely-Behaving Infants

Hernandez, Zachery R., Jesus G. Cruz-Garza,Teresa Tse, and Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. 2014. “Decoding of Intentional Actions from Scalp Electroencephalography (EEG) in Freely-Behaving Infants.” Conference Proceedings: 2014 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference 2014: 2115–18.
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Your Brain on Art: Cortical Dynamics

Delgadillo, Majo, Jesús G. Cruz-Garza, Cristina Rivera Garza. “Body is Other: Mediations and Translations in Creative Writing and Neuroaesthetics”. International Graphonomics Conference (Your Brain on Art): Graphonomics and Your Brain on Art, Innovation, and Creativity. International Graphonomics Society. Cancun, Mexico. June 10, 2019.

Cruz-Garza, Jesus G., Akshay S. Ravindran, Cristina Rivera Garza, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Characterizing the stages of creative writing from frontal and temporal mobile EEG data using Partial Directed Coherence”. International Graphonomics Conference (Your Brain on Art): Graphonomics and Your Brain on Art, Innovation, and Creativity. International Graphonomics Society. Cancun, Mexico. June 10, 2019.

José Contreras-Vidal, Cruz-Garza Jesus G, Dario Robleto, Rebecca Valls, Woodrow Witt. “The Museum As a Laboratory: Understanding Brain Responses in Action and in Context Using Mobile Brain-Body Imaging”. 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC). Berlin, GE. July 24, 2019.
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Datasets

Mobile EEG Recordings in an Art Museum

Cruz-Garza, Jesus G., Justin A Brantley, Sho Nakagome, Kim Kontson, Dario Robleto, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Mobile EEG Recordings in an Art Museum Setting.” December 2017. doi: 10.21227/H2TM00
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Mobile brain-Body Imaging Dataset in Creative Video Game Play by Children

Akshay Sujatha Ravindran, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Anastasiya Kopteva, Andrew Paek, Aryan Mobiny, Zachary Hernandez, Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal . “Multi-modal mobile brain-body imaging (MoBI) dataset for assaying neural and head movement responses associated with creative video game play in children .” December 2017. doi: 10.21227/H23W88
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Books

Contreras-Vidal, Jose L., Dario Robleto, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, José M. Azorín, and Chang S. Nam (eds). Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity. Springer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems. Springer, 2019.
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Jesús G. Cruz-Garza, Mauricio Patron Rivera, Elmer Villalobos, Tanner Cormeens, Laura Lucía Quintón, Sababa Chowdhury, Daniellie Itati Silva, Laura Gillespie, Mireya Soledad Jamal, Russey Enrique Esponoza López.  “Bienvenido: You Have Been Transported.” Publisher: Canal Press, Houston TX. Programa de Escritura Creativa, PhD in Hispanic Studies, University of Houston. Editors: Cristina Rivera Garza, Majo Delgadillo. December 2018.
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Book Chapters

Nakagome, Sho, Alex Craik, Akshay Sujatha Ravindran, Yongtian He, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, and Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Deep learning methods for EEG neural classification”. Handbook of Neuroengineering. Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Editor: Nitish V. Thakor. 2020. In press.

Contreras-Vidal, Jose L., Dario Robleto, and Jesus G. Cruz-Garza. “Towards a Roadmap for Neuroaesthetics.” In Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity, pp. 215-220. Springer, Cham, 2019.
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Contreras-Vidal, Jose L., Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Dario Robleto, José M. Azorín, and Chang S. Nam. “Introduction: The Confluence of Art, Neuroscience, and Creativity Through Mobile Brain–Body Imaging.” In Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity, pp. 1-3. Springer, Cham, 2019.
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Cruz-Garza, Jesus G., Anastasiya E. Kopteva, Jo Ann Fleischhauer, and Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Into the Mind of an Artist: Convergent Research at the Nexus of Art, Science, and Technology.” In Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity, pp. 61-74. Springer, Cham, 2019.
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Cruz-Garza, Jesus G., Girija Chatufale, Dario Robleto, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, “Your Brain on Art: A new paradigm to study artistic creativity based on the Exquisite Coprse using Mobile Brain-body Imaging.” Brain-Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression. Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Editor: Anton Nijholt. 2019.  In press.
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Todd, Eric, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Austin Moreau, James Templeton, Dr. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal. “Self-Conscience/Physical Memory: An immersive, kinetic art installation driven by real-time and archival EEG signals”. Brain-Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression. Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Editor: Anton Nijholt. 2019.  In press.
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Cruz-Garza, Jesus G. “Re-sincronzación entre la lectura, el cuerpo, y el espacio”. Bienvenido: You Have Been Transported. Publisher: Canal Press, Houston TX. Programa de Escritura Creativa, PhD in Hispanic Studies, University of Houston. Editors: Cristina Rivera Garza, Majo Delgadillo. December 2018.
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Meeting Abstracts and Poster Presentations

Cruz-Garza JG, Delgadillo MJ, Rivera Garza C, Contreras-Vidal JL. 2018. “Progression of neural features associated to the creative writing process using mobile Brain-Body Imaging.” Poster session presented at the 8th Annual Neuroengineering Symposium, Gulf Coast Consortia Quantitative Biomedical Sciences. Houston, TX.
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Pamela Banner, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Saleh Kalantari, Joshua Smith, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Evaluating Biomarkers for Stress and Learning in Architectural Virtual Reality Environments.” NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Houston. July 2018.  Houston, TX.
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Austin Moreau, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Capsule Network for Automatic Feature Extraction and Classification of EEG data”. NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Houston. July 2018.  Houston, TX.

Austin Moreau, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Using Machine Vision to Autonomously Segment Video for Mobile Brain-Body Imaging in Real World Settings.” NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Houston. July 2018.  Houston, TX.

Cruz-Garza Jesus G.,Guillen-Rondon P, Contreras-Vidal JL. “EEG Features Associated with the Human Creative Process in the Visual Arts: A Deep Learning Approach”.  Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience 2018. January 26, 2018. Houston, TX.
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Cruz-Garza, Jesus G., and J. L. Contreras-Vidal. Context-Aware Mobile Brain Imaging Applications. Tempe, AZ June 28, 2017. I/UCRC BRAIN Meeting.
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Cruz-Garza, Jesus G.,Girija Chatufale, and J. L. Contreras-Vidal. “Examining the Improvisational Creative Process in the Visual Arts: A Mobile Brain Body Imaging Approach.” Graduate Research and Scholar Presentation, University of Houston. 2017. Houston, TX.
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Akshay Sujatha Ravindran, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, J.L. Contreras-Vidal. Assaying Neural Basis of Art Perception & Production Using Context Aware Brain-Body Imaging Technology. Center for Advanced Computing and Data Science. University of Houston. 2017. Houston, TX.
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Sohan Gadkari, Dakota Grusak, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Justin Brantley, Sho Nakagome, Kimberly Kontson, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. Evaluation of EEG Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Brain Dynamics in an Unconstrained Museum Setting. Undergraduate Research Day, University of Houston. Houston, TX. October 2016.
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Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Anastasiya E. Kopteva, Andrew Y. Paek, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. Your Brain on Art: Examining the neural substrate of creativity in the arts using mobile brain-body imaging. Neuroscience 2016, San Diego, CA. Novemeber 2016.
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Mélanie Guirette, Anastasiya E. Kopteva, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jo Ann Fleischhauer, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. Longitudinal Assay of Artist’s Creative Process using MoBI Technology. Houston Methodist Research Institute. Houston, Texas, USA. August 2016.
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Aya Hasan, Stephanie Andrieu, David G. Gonzalez-Sanchez, Anastasiya E. Kopteva, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. How does the brain experience art? Part A: Behavioral Findings. Houston Methodist Research Institute. Houston, Texas, USA. August 2016.
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Anastasiya E. Kopteva, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jo Ann Fleischhauer, Mélanie Guirette, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. The Creative Brain in Action and in Context: A Longitudinal Assay of the Creative Process using MoBI Technology. 2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation, and Creativity. Cancun, Mexico. July 2016.

Cruz-Garza, JG. Anastasiya E. Kopteva, Andrew Y. Paek, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. The Exquisite Corpse: EEG Features Associated with Art Improvisation. 2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation, and Creativity. Cancun, Mexico. July 2016.
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Cruz-Garza JG, Hernandez ZR, Megjhani M, Abibullaev B, Tse TW, Caducoy E, Contreras-Vidal JL. Neural development of social cognition in the first two years of life: Early findings from a cross-sectional study. Society for Neuroscience: Neuroscience 2015. October 21, 2015: Chicago, IL.
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Cruz-Garza JG, Kontson K, Megjhani M, Brantley J, Robleto D, White M, Civillico E, Contreras-Vidal JL. Your Brain On Art: Bringing Research to Public Settings to Increase Brain Awareness and Acquire Big Data. Society for Neuroscience: Neuroscience 2015. October 17, 2015: Chicago, IL.
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Kontson K, Megjhani M, Brantley J, Cruz-Garza JG, Nakagome S, Robleto D, White M, Civillico E, Contreras-Vidal JL. Emergent cortical dynamics during aesthetic experiences. Society for Neuroscience: Neuroscience 2015. October 17, 2015: Chicago, IL.
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Arenas-Castellanos AJ, Hernandez Z, Cruz-Garza JG, Megjhani M, Abibullaev B, Prasad SRP, Tse T, Armstrong C, Long W, Contreras-Vidal JL. “A developmental analysis of behaviors related to the mirror neurom system in 6-24 months’ infants”. Cognitive Development Society 2015. Columbus, OH.

Hernandez ZR, Cruz-Garza JG, Tse T, Caducoy E, Abibullaev B, et al. Supervised Classification of Intended Behaviors Using Electroencephalography (EEG) from Freely-Behaving Infants: Early findings. 12th Annual Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Conference; 2015 February 06; Houston, TX, USA. Houston: Gulf Coast Consortia; c2015.

Brantley JA, Kung JW, Canela M, Cruz-Garza JG, Sigora AV, et al. Powered Lower-Extremity Gait System for Children with Paralysis. Mission Connect Annual Scientific Symposium; 2014 December 05; Houston, TX, USA. Houston: TIRR Foundation; c2014.

Cruz-Garza JG, Brantley JA, Nakagome S, Robleto D, Contreras-Vidal JL. “The Brain on Art”: Assaying the Neuroaesthetics Landscape for Emotional Human Experience. 4th Annual NeuroEngineering Symposium; 2014 October 27; Houston, TX, USA. Houston: Gulf Coast Consortia. p. 3; c2014.
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Hernandez ZR, Tse T, Cruz-Garza JG, Contreras-Vidal JL. Decoding of Intentional Actions from Scalp Electroencephalography (EEG) in Freely Behaving Infants . 4th Annual NeuroEngineering Symposium; 2014 October 27; Houston, TX, USA. Houston: Gulf Coast Consortia. p. 7; c2014.

Cruz Garza JG, Hernandez ZR, Nepaul S, Bradley KK, Contreras-Vidal JL. Decoding of Expressive Human Movement from Scalp Electroencephalography. In: Cantu Ortiz FJ, Duron Villasenor SY, editors. 44 Congreso de Investigación y Desarrollo; 2014; Monterrey, NL, Mexico. Monterrey: Tecnologico de Monterrey. p. 391. ISBN: 978-607-501-293-3; c2014.
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Cruz Garza JG, Tamez-Duque J, Soto R. Real time decoding of intentions using low-cost EEG for assistive lower limb exoskeleton. Congreso de Mecatronica, Tecnologico de Monterrey; 2014; Monterrey, NL, Mexico.
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Abigail Turcheck, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Dr. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal. Machine Learning-Based data analysis of a longitudinal EEG study of the creative process. 2020 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM. February 6-8, 2020. Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, DC.

Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Akanksha Acharya, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Writing the brain – brain to brain synchronization during a creative writing workshop”. Neuroscience Outreach and Education. Neuroscience 2019, Chicago IL. Society for Neuroscience (SfN). October 21, 2019.
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Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Akshay Sujatha Ravindran, Cristina Rivera Garza, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Modulation of EEG partial directed coherence in creative writing.” Neuroscience Outreach and Education. Neuroscience 2019, Chicago IL. Society for Neuroscience (SfN). October 19, 2019.
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Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Akanksha Acharya, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. “Hyperscanning in the classroom: Inter-brain synchronization in a creative writing workshop”. Graduate Research Conference. University of Houston. October 15, 2019.

Alarcon, Christian Bernard, Devon E. Bellman, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, and Jose L. Contreras Vidal. “Creating an Open-source Dataset for Longitudinal Real-world Contextual Brain Imaging Data.” In IEEE Galveston Bay Section Student Poster Session. IEEE GBS, 2019. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32011.64801

Alarcon, Christian Bernard, Devon E. Bellman, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, and Jose L. Contreras Vidal. “Developing a Mobile Brain-body Imaging (MoBI) Dataset as a Tool to Visualize Creativity: Feasibility Testing Using Task Classification in the Alpha-band Domain.” In 2019 Biomedical Engineering Society Conference. BMES, 2019. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34542.15688

Christian Bernard Alarcon, Devon Bellman, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jose Contreras-Vidal. Developing a Mobile Brain-body Imaging (MoBI) Dataset as a Tool to Visualize Creativity: Feasibility Testing Using Task Classification in the Alpha-band Domain. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2019 Annual Meeting. October 16-19 2019, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Christian Bernard Alarcon, Devon Bellman, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jose Contreras-Vidal. “18 Month Mobile Brain Body Imaging (MoBI) Data Correlating with Daily Tasks: Findings in Alpha band Frequencies.” Undergraduate Research Day. University of Houston. October, 2019.
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Bellman, Devon, Christian Bernard Alarcon, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. Data Collection for a Longitudinal Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) Study of the Creative Process Over the Span of 18 Months in Real-World Settings.” Undergraduate Research Day. University of Houston. October, 2019Link pdf.

Anna Linnea Rives, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. Relationship Between External Features and the EEG Signals of an Installation Artist. Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Houston. National Science Foundation (NSF) REU summer program. July 30, 2019.
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Abigail Turcheck, Jesus G. Cruz-Garza, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. Machine Learning Based Data-Analysis of a Longitudinal EEG Study of the Human Creative Process. Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Houston. National Science Foundation (NSF) REU summer program. July 30, 2019.
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Hong Lin, Jose Contreras-Vidal, Thomas Wilson, Gregory Warner, Phuong Hyunt, Jesus G Cruz-Garza. Service Learning in BCI and Biological Research: Real-World Problem Solving in the Data Mining Course (CS 5310). South Gulf-Summit at the Sam Houston State University and the High Impact Practices and Service Learning Showcases at UHD. April 3, 2019. Houston, TX, USA.

Technical Reports

Cruz-Garza, Jesus G. Technical Report: Artistic Brain-Computer Interfaces. 2016 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation, and Creativity. July 2016. 

Cruz Garza JG.Technical Report: Improving the Performance of Insertion Loss Measurements in Single Mode Optical Fiber Reference Connectors: A geometrical approach. Reynosa, Mexico: Corning Cable Systems, Corning Inc; December 2012.

Cruz Garza JG.Technical Report: Characterization of mass fusion optical fiber splicing. Reynosa, Mexico: Corning Cable Systems, Corning Inc; August 2012.

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