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Optical Fibers Manufacturing Laboratory



Cristiano M.B. Cordeiro

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Our Laboratory has a unique infrastructure in Latin America suitable for Researches on Glass Materials and Optical Fibers with applications in optical communications and nonlinear optics. As part of the infrastructure available for fabrication and characterization of glass materials, we highlight: Radio Frequency & Induction Ovens (both for melting glass materials), Thermal Analyzers (DTA, TMA and TGA), viscosity meter, Refractive Index Linear Meter model Metricon Coupler; Density Meter, and glass materials of high purity (99.999% by weight). On the other hand, in the area of optical fibers we count on equipments such as: Two Pulling Towers (for Silica Glasses and Low Temperature Softening materials) A Tower for pulling plastic fiber, a fiber splicer model Vytran Splice, a meter Reducing spectral model PK2800, an Optical Attenuation Meter model PK2500, an Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) model Yokogawa, a spectrum analyzer model Ocean Optics, pico-second lasers (1065nm, 1550nm) for supercontinuum generation, pumping laser of 980nm (170mW), 5 Micropositioners THORLAB, a Newport Optical table among others.

Research in:

  • Fabrication and Characterization of glass materials, high nonlinearity-based telluride, bismuth, niobium, and plumb.
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs).
  • Manufacturing and Characterization of Multi-Core Fiber for FTTH applications.
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Hollow Core Fibers.
  • Generation of supercontinuum using PCFs Silica, Telluride, Alkaline and Borosilicate.
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Polymer Optical Fibers (POFs).
  • Characterization of PCFs with PbS nanoparticles and CdSe / ZnS.