Prof. Dr. Md. Anwar Hossain, Chairman of EEE Dept., had been invited to provide an invited talk at the 5th Annual Paper Meet organized by Electrical Engineering Division of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). He attended the technical session and gave a talk titled “Technological Advancement of Photonic Crystal Fibers in Fiber Industry “
Since the breakthrough of fiber industry after invention of photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) in 1996, research on PCFs is ongoing with full swing as PCFs contain wavelength-scale morphological microstructure running down their lengths, which provide PCFs tunable optical properties as per design requirements. These properties of PCFs have attracted researchers to think an unimaginable thinking, which was quite impossible using conventional optical fibers before coming this new technology. As a result, PCFs become an attractive and endless research field including biomedical engineering, tomographic imaging such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) along with other promising applications in different sectors. Therefore, this invited talk will firstly address on the basic working principles of PCFs and then focus on the expected roles of PCFs in the future fiber industry.