A brief overview of current major research activities in the Australian photonics research community.
Optical Fibre Technology Centre (OFTC) (University of Sydney):
Specialty silica fibre – rare earth doped fibre for lasers and amplifiers, highly non-linear fibre, photosensitive fibre, high birefringence fibre, non-circular and exotic geometry fibre for special devices
Photonic crystal fibre in silica – air clad for high power lasers, rare-earth doped and photosensitive PCF for devices, Fresnel fibres
Microstructured polymer optical fibre – hollow core fibre, multi-core fibres, doped mPOF for active devices