Fabrication, Design and Instrumentation

Fiber Modeling and Fabrication

This technical group covers modeling and fabrication of optical fibers for applications including telecommunication, optical networking, sensing and others.


Fiber Modeling and Fabrication (FF)

The scope of the Optica Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Technical Group covers modeling and fabrication of optical fibers for applications that include telecommunication, optical networking, sensing and others.





Making the First Low Loss Optical Fibers for Communications: A Firsthand Perspective

When: 17 November 2021, 11:00 EST (UTC - 05:00)

In 1972, the first practical low loss optical fiber was produced having a germania-doped multi-mode core and silica cladding. As co-inventor of these original fibers, Dr. Peter Schultz will describe in detail the experimental successes and failures involved in making them. Although the general story is well known and has already been published in several technical articles and books, this webinar will focus on lessons learned in the quest of this seemingly (circa 1970) impossible goal.

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Deepak Jain University of SydneyChair
Jonathan Hu Baylor UniversityVice Chair
Rajan Jha Indian Inst of Technology, BhubaneswarVice Chair
Xin Jiang Max-Planck-Inst for the Science of LightVice Chair
Bulend Ortac Bilkent UniversitesiVice Chair
Bora Ung École de technologie supérieureVice Chair
Md Selim Habib Florida Polytechnic UniversityExecutive Officer
Than Singh Saini Indian Institute of ScienceExecutive Officer
Manish Sharma Electrical EngineeringExecutive Officer
Naresh Kumar Thipparapu University of SouthamptonExecutive Officer
Jingyi Yang University of California IrvineSocial Media Officer

On-Demand Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Webinars

You can watch any of the following webinar presentations, which were hosted by the Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Technical Group, on demand.