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Optical fiber technology in Poland: four decades of development 1975-2015
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The paper is a subjective yet critical authors’ description of arbitrarily chosen series of events associated with the development of optical fibre technology (OFT) in Poland. There are reminding pioneering research activities in the second half of the seventies in Optical Fibre Technological Centres in Lublin (UMCS), in Warsaw (in ONPMP), which were joined soon after by Białystok (Polytechnics and Glass Works). There are mentioned with friendliness the key persons of that period, and in particular the pioneers of OFT in Poland, which are not with us anymore. There is emphasized the role of the first national symposia on “Optical Fibres and Their Applications”, which played an integration role for the newly established research community of OFT and photonics. Omitting the complex history of the development of OFT in Poland during the intermediate years, we bravely jump to today, a day which would have not existed now, if the pioneering period had not been so rich in research results. The authors would like to show in particular these research, scientific and logistic activities, which despite difficult conditions of science development in Poland, when looked at from some distance in time and space, seemed to be then well ahead of their time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 2015
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 9816, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2015, 981603 (17 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2197804
Show Author Affiliations
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jan Dorosz, Bialystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Waldemar Wójcik, Lublin Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Paweł Mergo, Univ. of Maria Curie-Skłodowska (Poland)
Ryszard Buczyński, Institute of Electron Materials Technology (Poland)
Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9816:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2015
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Waldemar Wojcik; Andrzej Smolarz, Editor(s)

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