Honeywell develops hollow-core optical fibre for DARPA

Tuesday 23 July 2013 | 23:45 CET | News
The US's Defence Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) has funded research led by Honeywell International to develop hollow-core photonic-bandgap optical fibre allowing light to travel at around 99.7 percent the speed of light, or 30 percent faster than conventional silica glass fibres. TechWeek Europe reports that it is not the first time such material has been made, but it is the first photonic crystal fibre produced in the US, and its characteristics are well ahead of the competition. According to the research team, the hollow core significantly improves performance by forcing light to travel

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