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Title: Thermally drawn multifunctional fibers: toward the next generation of information technology
Authors: Shen, Yanan
Wang, Zhe
Wang, Zhixun
Wang, Jiajia
Yang, Xiao
Zheng, Xinghua
Chen, Haisheng
Li, Kaiwei
Wei, Lei
Zhang, Ting
Keywords: Engineering::Materials::Functional materials
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Shen, Y., Wang, Z., Wang, Z., Wang, J., Yang, X., Zheng, X., Chen, H., Li, K., Wei, L. & Zhang, T. (2022). Thermally drawn multifunctional fibers: toward the next generation of information technology. InfoMat, 4(7), e12318-.
Project: A2083c0062
MOE2019-T1-001-103 (RG 73/19)
MOE2019-T1-001-111 (RG 90/19)
Journal: InfoMat
Abstract: As the fundamental building block of optical fiber communication technology, thermally drawn optical fibers have fueled the development and prosperity of modern information society. However, the conventional step-index configured silica optical fibers have scarcely altered since their invention. In recent years, thermally drawn multifunctional fibers have emerged as a new yet promising route to enable unprecedented development in information technology. By adopting the well-developed preform-to-fiber manufacturing technique, a broad range of functional materials can be seamlessly integrated into a single fiber on a kilometer length scale to deliver sophisticated functions. Functions such as photodetection, imaging, acoustoelectric detection, chemical sensing, tactile sensing, biological probing, energy harvesting and storage, data storage, program operation, and information processing on fiber devices. In addition to the original light-guiding function, these flexible fibers can be woven into fabrics to achieve large-scale personal health monitoring and interpersonal communication. Thermally drawn multifunctional fibers have opened up a new stage for the next generation of information technology. This review article summarizes an overview of the basic concepts, fabrication processes, and developments of multifunctional fibers. It also highlights the significant progress and future development in information applications. (Figure presented.).
ISSN: 2567-3165
DOI: 10.1002/inf2.12318
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
Rights: © 2022 The Authors. InfoMat published by UESTC and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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