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Developing diagnostic processes has enabled us to push hollow core fibre technology to new limits.
HC-PBGF
Light in shining armour.
Fibre fabrication at the ORC
Hollow core fibres made at the ORC are breaking records.
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We make our fibres on a dedicated fibre drawing tower.
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Simulations give insight in to how these unique fibres work.
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The fabrication of hollow core fibres requires a highly skilled team.
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The hollow core fibre group operate in the Zepler Institute’s £120m cleanroom facility.
ECOC 2019: Breakthrough result for Hollow core fibres
The University of Southampton's world-leading Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC), based in the Zepler Institute of Photonics and Nanoelectronics, has announced significant breakthroughs in hollow-core fibre...
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Hesham Sakr talks to the OSA
Watch: OSA Early Career Professional Hesham Sakr, University of Southampton, UK, discusses replacing silicon with air--OSA Stories: https://www.osa.org/en-us/history/multimedia/video_audio/watch/?id=6089501120001
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Record Low Loss Hollow Core Fiber for the 1 micron region
Hesham Sakr presented this record breaking result at CLEO Munich last week. The team made a NANF fibre to guide high power laser light in the 1µm...
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Sugar Fibre – exhibit at the Research Showcase 2019
PhD Students Andrea and Will showcased their research on optical fibres at the Research Showcase event this week, part of the Festival of Doctoral Research:...
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Ultrawide bandwidth NANF fibre presented at OFC post-deadline
Our latest Nested Anti-resonant Nodeless Fibres made their way to San Diego for the OFC 2019 post-deadline papers. Abstract: We report a Nested Antiresonant Nodeless...
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HCF feature on Science and Engineering South
The AirGuide Photonics programme features on Science and Engineering South this month, highlighting the record low loss NANF result presented at the ECOC postdeadlines and...
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The Hollow Core Fibre Research Group

The Hollow Core Fibre research group is based in the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton in the UK. It conducts world-leading research on hollow core fibres, a type of optical fibre that guides light in an air core by surrounding it with a carefully constructed web of thin glass membranes. Our research encapsulates all aspects of research into these unique fibres, from theory and design through to fabrication, characterisation and application.