January 15th, 2018 | by Eileen De Guire
Optical fiber networks form the backbones of wireless communication and data transmission, but scattering nonlinearities limit transmission. A series of four new open-access papers introduce a unified materials approach to finding new and better optical fiber glasses without intrinsic nonlinearities.
February 25th, 2015 | by April Gocha
With a highly technical wave of a wand, MIT researchers have, for the first time, fabricated multifunctional, multimaterial fibers that have a completely different composition than their starting materials.
February 3rd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies—a global initiative to spread awareness of the ways optical technologies promote sustainability and address growing global challenges concerning energy, health, and more.
October 1st, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
In the weeks leading up to Materials Science and Technology 2014, we preview four lectures not to miss. Today: Rethinking optical fiber: New demands, old glasses.
April 8th, 2014 | by Marcia Stout
Get Involved in the Glass & Optical Materials Division The Glass & Optical Materials Division of The American …
October 8th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
Materials for optical fibers need to be rethought to meet exploding communication demands for cell phones, texting, internet media streaming, national defense and security networks, and manufacturing
December 31st, 2012 | by Eileen De Guire
Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five …
November 27th, 2012 | by email@example.com
Three of the general methodologies for multimaterial fiber preform fabrication. (a) rod-in-tube, (b) extrusion, and (c) stack-and-draw methods. Credit: Tao …
August 20th, 2012 | by Eileen De Guire
A sapphire-derived optical fiber transmitting light. Credit: Dragic; UIUC. If Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte could reduce the drag of …
June 19th, 2012 | by Eileen De Guire
Approaches to studying the dissolution mechanisms of glasses for nuclear waste containment was one of the topics reported on by …