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Hollow-core optical fibers with low back-reflection

A group of scientists from Canada has designed new cutting-edge hollow-core optical fibers that have significantly lower back-reflection than in standard fiber optic systems. This fiber optic technology is very important because it helps to discover new optical fiber properties that overcome previous disadvantages. To be more precise, the development of advanced optical fibers promotes...

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A novel type of optical fibers leaves behind its analogs

A team of scientists from Great Britain has presented several novel designs of hollow-core optical fibers that demonstrate losses comparable to or lower than those that solid glass fiber optic systems have. Additionally, these optical fibers allow scientists to decrease power losses, they can withstand high lasing intensities used for rick melting or drilling of...

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Novel optical fibers made of methylcellulose

A team of scientists from Finland has presented a new type of optical fiber made of methylcellulose, a widely applied cellulose derivative. Such a fiber optic technology opens numerous applications of short-distance systems employing reliable and environmentally safe processing.  It should be noted that standard silica glass optical fibers deliver laser beam light signals over...

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Advancements of ultra-thin optical fibers

A team of researchers from Germany has developed new ultra-thin optical fibers used for filters in a very simple way. To be more precise, it is possible to tune the color of fiber optic systems, and their compact size and high stability make the optical fiber solution very promising. These optical fibers find applications in...

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Optical fibers for refractive sensing

A new type of multi-D-shaped optical fibers has been recently presented. They perform refractive index sensing. The novel optical fibers consist of several D-sections in a multimode fiber at localized areas with femtosecond fiber laser systems. Herewith, the maximum number of such sections in fiber optic systems can be 3-7 zones. To be more precise,...

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Novel optical fibers in light-based gyroscopes

A team of scientists from Great Britain has presented a great development in resonator fiber optic gyroscopes, a type of sensors based on optical fibers. These optical fibers allow for sensing rotation parameters applying only light. The thing is that gyroscopes play a crucial role because they are used in most navigation systems.  The new...

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Special optical fibers: the overview

At present, optical fibers are widely used not only in fiber-optic data transmission lines but also in various fiber optic cables and sensors of physical quantities and other fiber-based devices. The specifics of this application require the creation of optical fibers with special properties.  The main purpose of special optical fibers is to perform various...

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Fiber optic cables for space environments

Nowadays fiber optic cables find their application in space flights, especially performed by NASA. Nevertheless, not all types of fiber cables are suitable for this mission and require to be tested in space environments. Companies-manufacturers of fiber optic solutions plan to create a type of fiber optic cable that can be used in various difficult...

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Novel fiber optic probes for visualizing chromosome tips

Newly developed fiber optic probes provide a safe and simple technique that helps to visualize chromosome tips in living cells. To be more precise, the fiber probes have been produced by a team of researchers from Japan. They claim that such a fiber optic technology promotes researches into aging and numerous types of diseases, containing...

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Heat-resistant optical fibers

Fiber optic technology is a quickly developing, robust, and effective system. Fiber optic systems provide numerous benefits for radio and electronic systems. The thing is that optical fibers used in these systems are light-weight, they have a pretty low cost and very compact size than their copper opponents. Additionally, optical fibers and systems based on...