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Fibres get functional

New forms of advanced optical fibres featuring exotic glasses, carefully designed microstructures and cores that are either hollow, fluidic, semiconductor or piezoelectric are giving light guides a new lease of life, reports Duncan Graham-Rowe.

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Graham-Rowe, D. Fibres get functional. Nature Photon 5, 66–67 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2011.10

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