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Tuesday, 6/16/15

Website Update

For the first time in over three years, the content of the website is finally being updated! Stay tuned for exciting new content!


Wednesday, 5/23/12

Summer Recess Hours

The Rutgers Specialty Fiber Optics Group will have expanded hours during the University's Summer Recess, which began on May 14 and ends on September 3. For details on the changes in hours and availability, please contact Prof. Harrington.


Wednesday, 2/1/12

Photonics West 2012 Presentations

Members of the Rutgers University Specialty Fiber Optics Group recently represented the university at the 2012 SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, CA. Their presentations from the conference can be found here and here.


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Completion of Website Update

Sometime in June, 2015 | Piscataway, NJ

Fresh new content coming shortly!



August 2-7, 2015 | Big Sky, MT

The American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy is a conference promoting epitaxial thin films and bulk crystal growth. Read more


MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 29 - Dec. 4, 2015 | Boston, MA

The Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit is a distinguished annual event for those in any field relating to materials research. Read more


SPIE Photonics West 2016

February 13-18, 2016 | San Francisco, CA

SPIE Photonics West is the world's leading photonics, laser, and biomedical optics conference. Read more


Recent Publications


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Hollow Glass Waveguides Presentations

HGW Presentations

Hollow waveguides present an attractive alternative to other solid-core IR fibers. One key feature of hollow guides are: their ability to transmit wavelengths well beyond 20 µm. To view presentations made on our group's hollow glass waveguide research, check our presentations archive.

Single-crystal Fibers Presentations

SCF Presentations

Single-crystal (SC) fiber optics have been grown for many years, with the laser-heated pedestal growth (LHPG) the most common technique. SC fibers have the potential of delivering extremely high laser energies. To view presentations made on our group's single-crystal fiber research, check our presentations archive.

About Us

About Us

Rutgers Specialty Fiber Optics, located on Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ, develops fiber optics for the transmission of infrared energy for a variety of sensor and power delivery applications. Professor Harrington has worked in all aspects of IR fiber optics including fabrication, characterization, and applications. Read more

Professor Harrington

Professor Harrington

Prof. Harrington has over thirty-five years of research experience in the area of optical properties of solids. Since 1977, he has worked on all aspects of infrared fibers including fabrication, characterizatiton, and applications. He is generally recognized as one of the world's leading experts in this continually evolving field. Read more