Campfire Session: How to fabricate good quality specialty silica optical fibers using MCVD process?
Hosted By: Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Technical Group
4 December 2020, 10:00 - 11:00
Get your marshmallows ready and grab a seat around the campfire! The OSA Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Technical Group invites you to join them for a campfire session on fabricating good quality specialty silica optical fibers using MCVD process.
This campfire session will start with a short presentation from Dr. Anirban Dhar from the Fiber Optics & Photonics Division of CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute intended to stimulate a lively discussion amongst all participants. Dr. Dhar’s talk will focus on the development of specialty silica-based fiber employing Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition process, which requires judicious optimization of different fabrication parameters in order to achieve a low loss fiber. The specialty optical fiber has become an indispensable part of modern civilization covering various applications including communication, medical diagnosis, and industrial. The performance of any fiber-based system strongly depends on the quality of fiber used. Among different glass systems, silica-based optical fiber is commonly used for communication besides for the development of fiber-based amplifier, laser, sensor, etc. Accordingly, the fabrication of a good quality silica-based fiber doped with suitable dopants in a reliable and repeatable manner is a key challenge from a technological viewpoint.
Following Dr. Dhar’s talk, the remainder of the campfire session will then be open for discussion so come with your thoughts and questions ready. You will be able to turn your camera and mic on or off to participate as you choose.
About Our Speaker: Anirban Dhar, CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
Dr. Anirban Dhar is a Senior Scientist working at Fiber Optics & Photonics Division of CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India. He obtained a PhD degree in Science from Jadavpur University in 2008 for his work on the development rare earth doped optical fiber using MCVD-solution doping technique. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Photonics & Electronics, ASCR v.v.i Czech Republic during 2009-2010 and then as a research fellow in the Optoelectronics Research Center, University of Southampton, UK from 2010 to 2012. He has more than 100 SCI Journal publications, more than 75 conference papers, including 2 US patents, 4 book chapters. He is also an assistant professor of AcSIR, India and also a senior member of the Optical Society (OSA).