Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute has developed specialty fibers for fiber optics based optical components for application in communication, oil and gas exploration, healthcare, defence, automotive and aerospace sectors.
The CSIR-CGCRI technologies cover optical amplifiers, fibre lasers, broad band sources etc. Erbium doped single mode fibre for low power optical amplifier, Er/Yb co-doped double clad fibres for high power optical amplifiers, non-linear photonic crystal fibres for broad band sources, double clad Yb-doped fibres for high power lasers are some of the available technologies and products.
High power fiber lasers at operating wavelength of 1064nm; for PCF, supercontinuum generation in visible and mid-IR regions; high power beam delivery by hollow core PCFs.
Optical communication; lasers for strategic applications, supercontinuum light sources.
Major raw materials used are: High purity silica tubes, silicon tetrachloride, germanium tetrachloride, phosphorous oxychloride, ultra HP gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, hydrogen etc.