Today's conventional optical fibres contain a glass 'core' at the centre of the fibre, through which light is transmitted.
By guiding light through air, rather than through glass, these new optical fibres offer the potential for increased bandwidth with lower latency, greatly improved power handling and improved overall quality of light transmission.
The key challenge currently facing optical cable engineers is to fit as many optical fibres into as small a cable as possible.
Overbuild--when installing additional cables into an already occupied duct, a microduct override provides more optical fibres than an equivalent-sized loose tube cable.
Jianzhong, "Fabrication of Polymer Optical Fibre
(POF) Gratings," Sensors, vol.
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Many spectroscopic applications require high performance optical fibres that transmit light over a broad spectrum and demonstrate minimal focal ratio degradation.
Molex subsidiary Polymicro Technologies has developed a broad spectrum optical fibre with a low -OH pure silica core that demonstrates significantly reduced content of LTV defects and other UV absorption centres.
Farrell, "A macrobending fiber based micro-displacement sensor utilizing whispering-gallery modes," in 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre
Existing technology has resulted in sometimes-clumsy ways of merging optical fibres
with electronic chips - silicon-based integrated circuits that serve as the building blocks for most semiconductor electronic devices such as solar cells, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), computers, and cell phones.
CORNING'S optical fibre
facility on Deeside was set up, grew and now seems to have reached the end of the road, all within less than 20 years.
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With us, the country can boast a prime leadership position in a strategic high-tech sector like optical fibres
, pointed out Hans Hoegstedt, Prysmian Italia CEO.
The optical fibre
plant located in Battipaglia employs about 300 highly specialised staff and technicians and is the only facility in Italy for optical fibre
production.With Prysmian, the only Italian fibre producer, Italy can boast a prime leadership position in such a strategic and high-tech sector, pointed out Valerio Battista, Prysmian Group CEO, who added: Thanks to the investments carried out, the Battipaglia plant has boosted its competitiveness on the world market.