Hosted By: Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Technical Group
12 May 2021, 20:00 - 21:00
- Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)
In this webinar hosted by the Fiber Modeling and Fabrication Technical Group, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem from the University of Adelaide will present an overview of the diverse types of soft glasses, including fluoride, chalcogenide and heavy metal oxide glasses. The basic glass composition-structure-property relationships of the various glass types relative to each other and to the widely used silica are described with respect to fibre fabrication and applications. The glass and preform fabrication methods and their challenges are evaluated with regard to manufacture of low-loss solid and microstructured fibres with targeted structures. The webinar will conclude with recent trends in fabrication, fibre types and applications.
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Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem received the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Jena, Germany, in 1994. During 2001–2004, she was with the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, U.K. Since 2005, she has been with the University of Adelaide, Australia. She currently leads the Fibers and Photonics Materials Research Group and is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing. She is also the Director of the Adelaide University Optofab Hub of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) and Senior Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP). Her research focuses on the development of novel optical glasses, specialty optical fibers, hybrid glasses and fibers, surface functionalization and sensing approaches. She received the Weyl International Glass Science Award and the prestigious Marie Curie Individual Fellowship of the European Union in 2001.