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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1680–1682

Feature issue introduction: specialty optical fibers

J. Ballato and A. F. Abouraddy  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1680-1682 (2012)

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“For groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication.” With this citation, the Nobel Committee bestowed the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics to Dr. Charles Kao and validated the global importance of optical fibers. That said, technological demands march on and the applications in which optical fibers are employed continue to expand. Further, both existing and emerging applications are requiring greater performance and functionality, beyond those associated with telecommunications, from the enabling optical fibers; and so it is timely to offer this special issue that compiles recent advances in specialty optical fibers.

© 2012 OSA

OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials

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Original Manuscript: October 17, 2012
Published: October 29, 2012

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J. Ballato and A. F. Abouraddy, "Feature issue introduction: specialty optical fibers," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1680-1682 (2012)

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