Single view

Title: OFDPA: Optical fiber design, production and applications
Short Code: MTE7702
ECTS Credits: 3
Organizer Details: Collaborative EVA

Written Exam

Decision Date: 1 June 2022 
Start Date: 10 June 2022 
End Date: 30 June 2022 
Date Details:

-> 10.6.2022: Introduction to fiber materials and fibers. Online via MS-Teams.

-> 14.6.2022: Preforms an their production. Presence in Biel.

-> 15.6.2022: Production of a Powder based Preform. Drawing 1. Presence in Biel.

-> 22.6.2022: Fiber handling and laser applications. Presence in Burgdorf

-> Date to be determined during sessions above: Short report delivery and test


Short test at the end. Presence mandatory in all parts (2 d online, 3d laboratory work)



Description (max. 300 characters):

In this EVA after a theory introduction about optical fibers, the peculiarities of the  materials used in fiber production,
an Ytterbium-doped preform will be produced.
The preform will be drawn to a fiber with the participation of the students. The Fiber will be characterized (NA, BG losses etc. and a fiber laser will be buit from it.

Contents and Learning Objectives:

- Optical materials for fiber production;
- Techniques for the production of preforms;
- Optical basics for the characterisation of opt. fibers;
- Brief introduction into fiber lasers
- Experimental techniques 

At the end of this course the students will know the basics of optical fiber production and fiber handling

Admission: Write an E-Mail to : with CC to EVA contact person. Students who are not enrolled at BFH must first register with IS-A:!formInscrs.connection?ww_c_formulaire=FORMULAIRE_ERASMUS

Course materials will be distributed in digital or paper copies to the students.


A maximum of 5 students is possible due to drawing tower access.
In case of wider interest, the EVA will be re-offered in summer 22


Prof. Dr. Valerio ROMANO, BFH-TI

Contact Person E-Mail:
Status: registration open
Specialization: Photonics (Pho)


[Responsible for this text: Romano Valerio]