Optical fibers are omnipresent in many areas of our daily life, even if users are not aware of that. It is not possible to imagine modern telecommunication, sensor technology, laser or illumination systems without optical fibers.
For more than 30 years, the Leibniz IPHT has continuously researched and developed materials and manufacturing processes for silica based optical fibers. The traditionally tight interlocking of in-house research and fabrication enables us to be on the frontline in the development and manufacturing of innovative fiber designs, and to actively support scientific and industrial partners. Proficient scientists, engineers and laboratory assistants cooperate in the entire process chain for manufacturing of complex optical fiber structures.
Innovative optical fibers produced at Leibniz IPHT