Glass and Process Development for the Next Generation of Optical Fibers: A Review
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET), Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29364, USA
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
Laboratory of Photonics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere FI-33101, Finland
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
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.
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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.
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(1):11.
Ballato, John; Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Heike; Zhao, Jiangbo; Petit, Laeticia; Troles, Johann. 2017. "Glass and Process Development for the Next Generation of Optical Fibers: A Review." Fibers 5, no. 1: 11.
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