Fibre Optics

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Nanoscale imaging probe printed onto tip of optical fibre

Nanoscale imaging probe printed onto tip of optical fibre
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fibre as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day. The high-throughput fabrication technique opens the door for the widespread adoption of this and other nano-optical structures, which squeeze and manipulate light in ways that are unachievable by conventional optics.
10th May 2017

Nextrom's specialty fibre preform technology

Nextrom's specialty fibre preform technology
  The OFC 12 MCVD/FCVD Deposition System is a very flexible and customisable solution for small-scale specialty fibre preform production.
29th March 2017

Narrow aspherical glass lens for optical transceivers

Narrow aspherical glass lens for optical transceivers
  ALPS Electric has developed a narrow aspherical glass lens suitable for compact, high-density optical transceivers, the FLGPJ Series. 
6th February 2017


Sticklers MPO CleanClicker speeds data centre operations

Sticklers MPO CleanClicker speeds data centre operations
The Sticklers fibre optic cleaning team will be showcasing another innovation at BICSI Winter 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa FL from Jan 22-26. This innovation will grab the attention of installers using MPO interconnects. The “keyless” MPO CLEANCLICKER 600 cleaning tool from Sticklers will make it far easier to clean MPO connectors in high density applications.
6th January 2017

Optical fibre sensor enables detection of structural damage

Optical fibre sensor enables detection of structural damage
A research group including members from Tokyo Institute of Technology and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science have developed a real-time fibre-optic distributed sensing system for strain and temperature. The system requires light injection from only one end of the fiber and can achieve a sampling rate of 100 kHz, an improvement of over 5,000 times the conventional rate.
16th December 2016

High-temperature POFs range from -55°C to +105°C

High-temperature POFs range from -55°C to +105°C
Communication links based on plastic optical fibres can be pushed to their limit in high-temperature environments. This is because, in addition to affecting the other components, the transmission of the fibres is reduced at high temperatures. Our partner Toray has helped remedy this situation by introducing a high-temperature POF onto the market that can withstand a temperature range of -55°C to +105°C.
21st November 2016

Stretchy optical fibres for implanting in the body

Stretchy optical fibres for implanting in the body
Researchers from MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fibre made from hydrogel — an elastic, rubbery material composed mostly of water. The fibre, which is as bendable as a rope of licorice, may one day be implanted in the body to deliver therapeutic pulses of light or light up at the first sign of disease. The researchers say the fiber may serve as a long-lasting implant that would bend and twist with the body without breaking down.
17th October 2016

Major investment in 'living laser'

Major investment in 'living laser'
Photonics, or the practical use of light, will be a key technology for innovation and technological development in this century, just as electronics was in the previous one. Photonics is a necessary tool for large areas of basic research and vital to many societal functions, due to rapid development in areas such as IT, energy monitoring, lighting, medicine and health.
7th October 2016

Optical fibre transmits one terabit per second

Optical fibre transmits one terabit per second
  Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have achieved unprecedented transmission capacity and spectral efficiency in an optical communications field trial with a modulation technique. The breakthrough research could extend the capability of optical networks to meet surging data traffic demands.
16th September 2016

"To go where no map has gone before"

"To go where no map has gone before"
A 3D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of millions of galaxies has received formal approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to move forward with construction. Installation of the project, called DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument), is set to begin next year at the Nicholas U. Mayall 4m telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz., with observations starting up in January 2019.
18th August 2016


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
Germany Messe Munchen
EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
11th September 2017
Poland Warsaw
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
RWM 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Productronica India 2017
14th September 2017
India Pragati Maidan, New Delhi