Opto scientists file patent for 'flat fibre'

February 2007
Electronics Weekly;2/28/2007, Issue 2277, p5
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The article states that researchers from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton in Southampton, England, have patented "flat fibre." Researcher Dr Corin Gawith said that, using this technology, it is possible to simplify the optical fibre network by combining a whole host of functions in one fibre which can be distributed over a long distances. Such functions are generally written into planar optical substrates which are then connected by fibre.


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