Abbreviated Journal Title
Opt. Mater. Express
LASER; EMISSION; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Optics
"For groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication." With this citation, the Nobel Committee bestowed the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics to Dr. Charles Kao and validated the global importance of optical fibers. That said, technological demands march on and the applications in which optical fibers are employed continue to expand. Further, both existing and emerging applications are requiring greater performance and functionality, beyond those associated with telecommunications, from the enabling optical fibers; and so it is timely to offer this special issue that compiles recent advances in specialty optical fibers.
Optical Materials Express
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