Fibre optics

Optical technologies offer researchers a powerful new toolkit to explore the structure and function of the brain. (Image: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

Fibre guides optogenetics to brain breakthroughs

Advances in optical fibres and microscale LEDs are furthering neuroscientists’ understanding of the brain, Susan Curtis discovers

The space sector offers numerous oppurtunities for photonics technologies in the development and offering of satellite-based services. (Image: Shutterstock/Dima Zel)

Looking skyward: Photonics opportunities in space

The ongoing commercialisation of the space sector is creating numerous opportunities for photonics technologies, Matthew Dale learns

Figure 1: The slow optical cooking setup: A silica microfibre filled with deionised water is coupled to two microfibers, MF1 and MF2, which are oriented perpendicular to the microfibre and connected to an optical spectrum analyser and broadband light source. The heating effect caused by the broadband WGMs is illustrated in red.

Breaking the boundaries of precision in optical microresonator fabrication

Researchers are unlocking an exciting field of photonics development with optical microresonators fabricated at higher precisions than ever before

Innovative wafer-level optics technologies help solve a key challenge of connecting many fibers to silicon chips for datacom and telecom applications. (Image: Teramount)

EV Group and Teramount collaborate on PIC packaging technologies

The collaboration will leverage EVG's nanoimprint lithography technology, expertise and services with Teramount's PhotonicPlug technology

Fibre lasers channel the and amplify the light through a fibre optic cable

Design for life

Keely Portway takes a look at some of the latest developments in optical fibre design for fibre lasers

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