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How are new materials shaping the future of advanced optical fiber systems? This and much more inside May 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / April 19, 2018

The May 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about how novel materials are overcoming limitations and opening new possibilities for glass optical fiber systems, beverage trends shaping the glass container industry, and much more—is now available online.

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Rethinking optical fiber glasses and what it will take to pump more data into our phones

By Eileen De Guire / January 15, 2018

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.

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Video: Rethinking optical fiber and its contribution to a $7.5 trillion industry

By Eileen De Guire / October 8, 2013

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.

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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High-alumina optical fibers get around Brillouin scattering limitations

By Eileen De Guire / August 20, 2012

A sapphire-derived optical fiber transmitting light. Credit: Dragic; UIUC. If Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte could reduce the drag of their bodies against the water in the pool by an order of magnitude, they would, right? What if they could reduce drag by two orders of magnitude? That would get some attention, for sure. Their…

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