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Photonic-crystal fiber

About: Photonic-crystal fiber is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 28138 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 484499 citation(s). The topic is also known as: PCF. more


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.1079280
Philip St. J. Russell1Institutions (1)
17 Jan 2003-Science
Abstract: Photonic crystal fibers guide light by corralling it within a periodic array of microscopic air holes that run along the entire fiber length Largely through their ability to overcome the limitations of conventional fiber optics—for example, by permitting low-loss guidance of light in a hollow core—these fibers are proving to have a multitude of important technological and scientific applications spanning many disciplines The result has been a renaissance of interest in optical fibers and their uses more

Topics: Photonic-crystal fiber (64%), Photonic crystal (59%), Microstructured optical fiber (58%) more

3,758 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1103/REVMODPHYS.78.1135
04 Oct 2006-
Abstract: A topical review of numerical and experimental studies of supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber is presented over the full range of experimentally reported parameters, from the femtosecond to the continuous-wave regime. Results from numerical simulations are used to discuss the temporal and spectral characteristics of the supercontinuum, and to interpret the physics of the underlying spectral broadening processes. Particular attention is given to the case of supercontinuum generation seeded by femtosecond pulses in the anomalous group velocity dispersion regime of photonic crystal fiber, where the processes of soliton fission, stimulated Raman scattering, and dispersive wave generation are reviewed in detail. The corresponding intensity and phase stability properties of the supercontinuum spectra generated under different conditions are also discussed. more

Topics: Supercontinuum (73%), Photonic-crystal fiber (58%), Optical rogue waves (58%) more

3,067 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1364/OL.21.001547
01 Oct 1996-Optics Letters
Abstract: We report the fabrication of a new type of optical waveguide: the photonic crystal fiber. It consists of a pure silica core surrounded by a silica-air photonic crystal material with a hexagonal symmetry. The fiber supports a single robust low-loss guided mode over a very broad spectral range of at least 458-1550 nm. Also see errata - more

2,869 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1364/OL.22.000961
01 Jul 1997-Optics Letters
Abstract: We made an all-silica optical fiber by embedding a central core in a two-dimensional photonic crystal with a micrometer-spaced hexagonal array of air holes. An effective-index model confirms that such a fiber can be single mode for any wavelength. Its useful single-mode range within the transparency window of silica, although wide, is ultimately bounded by a bend-loss edge at short wavelengths as well as at long wavelengths. more

Topics: Photonic-crystal fiber (67%), Zero-dispersion wavelength (64%), Photonic crystal (63%) more

2,784 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1364/OL.25.000025
01 Jan 2000-Optics Letters
Abstract: We demonstrate experimentally for what is to our knowledge the first time that air–silica microstructure optical fibers can exhibit anomalous dispersion at visible wavelengths. We exploit this feature to generate an optical continuum 550 THz in width, extending from the violet to the infrared, by propagating pulses of 100-fs duration and kilowatt peak powers through a microstructure fiber near the zero-dispersion wavelength. more

Topics: Zero-dispersion wavelength (65%), Dispersion-shifted fiber (58%), Photonic-crystal fiber (58%) more

2,319 Citations

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P. St. J. Russell

327 papers, 21.7K citations

Jonathan Knight

301 papers, 26.3K citations

Fetah Benabid

218 papers, 6K citations

Andreas Tünnermann

205 papers, 5.9K citations

Jens Limpert

196 papers, 6.2K citations

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