Novel optical fibres for mid-infrared applications

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Optoelectronics Research Centre


In this project we aim to develop a set of novel mid-IR delivery fibres. We will target the development of thermal imaging bundles for the remote endoscopic thermal analysis of hard to reach areas, and of mid-IR transmitting hollow core fibres that circumvent the lack of durable and low-loss glasses at these wavelengths in the 5-10um spectral range. The student will develop a manufacturing platform for compound-glass-based fibre bundles made of chalcogenides and polymers, and for hollow-core fibres based on novel air-guiding designs and made of lower phonon energy, 'softer', glasses.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509747/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1921615 Studentship EP/N509747/1 12/12/2016 31/05/2020 Andrea Ventura