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Student AIM Seminar

Date:  Friday, December 01, 2017
Location:  1084 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  Mathematical Modeling of Microstructured Optical Fibers

Abstract:   In this talk we present a model for the fabrication of thin glass fibers. Such fibers are created by heating and stretching a solid glass`preform'. This process is unpredictable because the preform undergoes undesired deformations due to surface-tension effects. For this reason, we present a framework for understanding how to fabricate fiber structures with complex tube-like geometries. Specifically, we look at how we can fabricate tubes containing: corners, non-uniform thickness profiles, and multiple holes.


Speaker:  Christiana Mavroyiakoumou
Institution:  University of Michigan

Event Organizer:   Audra McMillan


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