Invited Speaker: Ursula Gibson

Start date:August 9, 2018 at 11:00

Status and Potential of  Semiconductor-core fibers

Glass fibers with crystalline semiconductor cores have potential for optoelectronic device fabrication from  solar cells to optical detectors.  They are also being investigated for all-optical signal processing and as photonic relays for on-chip and data center data transfer.   This  talk will review some of the optical and electronic properties observed to date, as well as the materials processing techniques possible in this geometry that promise to make these materials of even greater interest going forward. Recent results suggest the potential use of these materials for making in-fiber long wavelength lasers, and even the possibility of using them for fabrication of alloys with novel magnetic properties.