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Fibers 2017, 5(1), 11; doi:10.3390/fib5010011

Glass and Process Development for the Next Generation of Optical Fibers: A Review

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET), Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29364, USA
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Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, School of Physical Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
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Laboratory of Photonics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere FI-33101, Finland
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Glasses and Ceramics Group, Unité Mixte de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR-CNRS) 6226, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, University of Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes, France
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Academic Editors: Giancarlo C. Righini, Shibin Jiang and Francesco Prudenzano
Received: 22 December 2016 / Revised: 13 February 2017 / Accepted: 22 February 2017 / Published: 10 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Optical Fibers II)
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Abstract

Applications involving optical fibers have grown considerably in recent years with intense levels of research having been focused on the development of not only new generations of optical fiber materials and designs, but also on new processes for their preparation. In this paper, we review the latest developments in advanced materials for optical fibers ranging from silica, to semi-conductors, to particle-containing glasses, to chalcogenides and also in process-related innovations. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical glasses; silica-based optical fibers; nanoparticle-doped glasses; semiconductor core optical fibers; chalcogenide optical fibers optical glasses; silica-based optical fibers; nanoparticle-doped glasses; semiconductor core optical fibers; chalcogenide optical fibers
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Ballato, J.; Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.; Zhao, J.; Petit, L.; Troles, J. Glass and Process Development for the Next Generation of Optical Fibers: A Review. Fibers 2017, 5, 11.

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