Professor Yoel Fink
Microfluidic directional emission control of an azimuthally polarized radial fibre laser
Lasers with cylindrically symmetric polarization states are predominantly based on whispering-gallery mode, characterized by high angular momentum and dominated by azimuthal emission.
Spinning new materials in a thread
Researchers at MIT have succeeded in making a fine thread that functions as a diode, a device at the heart of modern electronics. This feat — made possible by a new approach to a type of fiber manufacturing known as fiber drawing — could open up possibilities for fabricating a wide variety of electronic and photonic devices within composite fibers, using a variety of materials.
Innovation Nation: Smart Fibers
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New forms of advanced optical fibres featuring exotic glasses, carefully designed microstructures and cores that are either hollow, fluidic, semiconductor or piezoelectric are giving light guides a new lease of life, reports Duncan Graham-Rowe.