Like the light they conduct, optical fibers radiate a wide variety of applications, from telecommunications to medical sensors. On the occasion of the Year of Glass, an overview of advances in these fields where scientists are redoubling their creativity to endow these thin glass filaments with new properties ...
Infrared may offer a breakthrough in expanding applications
As one of France's bastions of photonics, Brittany has several cutting-edge laboratories and research groups working on the production of new-generation optical fibers. This is the case of the “glasses and ceramics” team at the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR), which has been developing optical fibers from chalcogenide glasses since the 1990s ...
The first photo shows a drop of chalcogenide glass and the formation of an optical fiber and the second one displays a rod of chalcogenide glass transparent in the infrared.
Catherine Boussard-Plédel, Univ Rennes, ISCR-CNRS UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
catherine [dot] boussarduniv-rennes1 [dot] fr
Published June 15, 2022