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, , automotive and aerospace sectors.
The CSIR-CGCRI technologies cover optical amplifiers, lasers, broad band sources etc. Erbium doped single mode for low power optical amplifier, / co-doped double clad for high power optical amplifiers, non-linear photonic crystal for broad band sources, double clad -doped for high power lasers are some of the available technologies and products.
High power fiber lasers at 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.