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2014-07-29 11:22 - Hollow core photonic crystal fibers for gas-based nonlinear optics

P. St. J. Russell, P. Hölzer, W. Chang, A. Abdolvand and J. C. Travers, Nature Photonics 8, 278–286 (2014)

Unlike the capillaries conventionally used for gas-based spectral broadening of ultrashort (<100 fs) multi-millijoule pulses, which produce only normal dispersion at usable pressure levels, hollow-core photonic crystal fibres provide pressure-adjustable normal or anomalous dispersion. They also permit low-loss guidance in a hollow channel that is about ten times narrower and has a 100-fold-higher effective nonlinearity than capillary-based systems. This has led to several dramatic results, including soliton compression to few-cycle pulses, widely tunable deep-ultraviolet light sources, novel soliton-plasma interactions and multi-octave Raman frequency combs. A new generation of versatile and efficient gas-based light sources, which are tunable from the vacuum ultraviolet to the near infrared, and of versatile and efficient pulse compression devices is emerging.

dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2013.312