PhD Student Tilanka Munasinghe summarises the paper ‘Lead-germanate glasses and fibers: a practical alternative to tellurite for nonlinearfiber applications’
Lead-germanate glasses and fibers: a practical alternative to tellurite for nonlinearfiber applications – Optical Materials Express
This paper describes the characterisation of a novel (germanate) glass that may be used to fabricate optical fibres – importantly, it shows that this glass performs better on key parameters (such as mechanical strength, stability and nonlinearity) than comparable glasses. Consequently, it presents an opportunity to fabricate optical fibres with improved performance for telecommunications applications, such as all signal processing.
Authors: H. T. Munasinghe, A. Winterstein-Beckmann, C. Schiele, D. Manzani, L. Wondraczek, S. Afshar V., T. M. Monro, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem
This work was done in collaboration with researchers from University of Jena, Germany, University of Erlangen, Germany and São Paulo State University