Department of Optical Fibres Technology
The Department was established in IPE in 1993 by delimitation from the
Institute of Glass Chemistry and Ceramic Materials in order to continue
the research in optical fibre technology, which started in the Academy
of Sciences in the end of the 1970s. The activity of the Department is
concentrated on material and technological research in the field of
fibre optics conducted in close collaboration with the Department of
Optical Sensors and the Department of Guided-wave Photonics of IPE.
Nowadays the research activities have been focused on development of
methodological approaches of preparation of special optical fibers of
novel materials or novel structures with potential for optical chemical
sensors or for non-linear applications. Activities of the Department
are based on complete technology for optical fiber fabrication involving
MCVD preform preparation and fiber drawing with implementation of
sol-gel method and basic fiber characterization.