Masashi Onishi

General Manager Optical Fiber and Cable Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Yokohama, JP

Mr. Masashi Onishi was born in Osaka, Japan in 1964, and received BS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan in 1987 and 1998, respectively.  He joined Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1987, and worked for R&D department related to optical fiber and its applications.  He is now General Manger of Optical Fiber & Cable Division.

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Day - 1 10 Feb

Optical fibre technology

Optical “glass” fiber has been globally installed more than 4billion kilometers and contributed to the high-speed telecommunication networks which realize the current information society. The optical fiber is a “miracle” application that takes full advantage of unique characteristics of the silica glass material. This talk reviews the optical fiber technology from its material and structural points of view with its manufacturing process development history. Also, some surprising performances of the current optical fibers and their future possibilities and challenges are presented.