Fibre optics and applications

Fibre optics and applications


Fibre optics and applications

Fibres Optiques et Applications (FOA)

The Fibre Optics and Applications team manufactures and studies specialty optical fibres for devices with applications in telecommunications, metrology, original laser sources for industry, biomedical or environmental monitoring. To optimize the performance of these components and subsystems we study the properties of the fibre materials and their modifications resulting from nano-structuring or doping operations, in particular rare-earth ions. The properties of the dopants in these materials depend on their environment and can be modified by the radiation to which they are subjected. These modifications are also studied in aging experiments (degradation under irradiation), sensitivity to power (optical damage, photo-induced attenuation). The team relies on the fibre optics manufacturing platform and its optical and spectroscopic characterization equipment.