Unique optical fibers by the center staff infrared fiber technology (TSIVT) Ural Federal University, may help in the search for extraterrestrial life.
As reported by the press center of Urfa, infrared telescopes fibers will help determine which of the planets in deep space are potentially suitable for life.
"With the help of a telescope, which as a filter installed our fibers, we can see planets similar to Earth," — said the deputy director of the UFU TSIVT Alexander Korsakov.
The unique infrared fibers with improved characteristics are unique in the world. They were created from crystals grown under the guidance of Doctor of Technical Sciences Leah Zhukova, who now heads TSIVT. Along with her inventors were Alexander Korsakov, senior researcher Vladislav Zhukov, as well as engineers and Andrew Chazov Dmitry Wroblewski.
The invention of the Ural scientists are interested in the Russian Space Agency. The waveguides can be used not only for the study of the universe, but also in the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, chemical and food industries. TSIVT together with the staff of the Innovation Infrastructure UrFU engaged in the development of specific methods and techniques to use optical fibers.
According Korsakov, at the moment the team is busy creating a new TSIVT infrared probe for FTIR spectroscopy — one of the methods of optical spectroscopy. The probe allows real-time and at a considerable distance from the sensor placed, for example, an area with harmful to human health conditions, with high accuracy the composition of the organic and inorganic substances.