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Application of novel glass for the next generation of optical fibre devices
Daniel W.Hewak, A.K.Mairaj, M.N.Petrovich and Y.W.West
Our work has focussed on gallium lanthanum glass and fibre, for both active and passive applications. As part of our ongoing programme, optical, thermal and mechanical properties of these glasses are under study. In parallel with this, fibre drawing is being refined in a quest for practical fibres. Over the past year, improvements have been made in understanding and eliminating the sources of loss in these glasses. In this paper, we describe the current specifications of fibres based on this material group.
Photonics 2000 Calcutta Dec (2000)
Copyright University of Southampton 2006