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Silicon optical fibres - past, present, and future

Silicon optical fibres - past, present, and future
Silicon optical fibres - past, present, and future
This paper reviews the past, present and prospective future of silicon optical fibres. The incorporation of silicon with its rich optoelectronic functionality into existing glass fibre technologies presents a route to controlling and manipulating the transmitted light in an unprecedented manner - opening the door to new and wide-ranging applications. Currently, there are two main fabrication approaches to producing these fibres - one involving chemical deposition inside glass capillary templates and the other a more traditional drawing tower technique starting from a rod-in-tube preform - each of which offers different advantages in terms of the material, geometry and waveguiding properties. As 2016 represents the 10th anniversary of the first silicon optical fibre, it is timely to evaluate and speculate on the future of this technology - in all its forms.
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Peacock, Anna
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Gibson, Ursula
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Ballato, John
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Peacock, Anna
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Gibson, Ursula
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Peacock, Anna, Gibson, Ursula and Ballato, John (2016) Silicon optical fibres - past, present, and future. Advances in Physics: X, 1-22. (doi:10.1080/23746149.2016.1146085).

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This paper reviews the past, present and prospective future of silicon optical fibres. The incorporation of silicon with its rich optoelectronic functionality into existing glass fibre technologies presents a route to controlling and manipulating the transmitted light in an unprecedented manner - opening the door to new and wide-ranging applications. Currently, there are two main fabrication approaches to producing these fibres - one involving chemical deposition inside glass capillary templates and the other a more traditional drawing tower technique starting from a rod-in-tube preform - each of which offers different advantages in terms of the material, geometry and waveguiding properties. As 2016 represents the 10th anniversary of the first silicon optical fibre, it is timely to evaluate and speculate on the future of this technology - in all its forms.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 January 2016
Published date: 23 March 2016
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 388143
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/388143
PURE UUID: 1aee4e35-3555-4a6b-9b2f-1e972a52cf0b
ORCID for Anna Peacock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1940-7172

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Date deposited: 19 Feb 2016 14:26
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:50

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Author: Anna Peacock ORCID iD
Author: Ursula Gibson
Author: John Ballato

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