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Hollow Core Fibre

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We are world leaders in Hollow Core Optical Fibre research. Our ground-breaking fibres guide light at vacuum speeds and unprecedented intensities, enabling advances in telecoms, manufacturing and sensing.

We develop and produce hollow core fibres, a modern type of flexible glass fibre that guides light within a hollow space at the centre of the fibre. Hollow core fibres have the potential to revolutionise quantum communication, laser delivery in industrial and medical applications, and sensing. Over the past few years, we have successfully developed new designs and are proud to have fabricated the world's lowest loss hollow core fibres.

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Hollow Core Fibre Group, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ 

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