Phase-matched waveguide four-wave mixing scaled to higher peak powers with large-core-area hollow photonic-crystal fibers. Academic Article uri icon


  • Hollow photonic-crystal fibers with large core diameters are shown to allow waveguide nonlinear-optical interactions to be scaled to higher pulse peak powers. Phase-matched four-wave mixing is predicted theoretically and demonstrated experimentally for millijoule nanosecond pulses propagating in a hollow photonic-crystal fiber with a core diameter of about 50 microm , suggesting the way to substantially enhance the efficiency of nonlinear-optical spectral transformations and wave mixing of high-power laser pulses in the gas phase.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Konorov, S. O., Serebryannikov, E. E., Fedotov, A. B., Miles, R. B., & Zheltikov, A. M.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Konorov, SO||Serebryannikov, EE||Fedotov, AB||Miles, RB||Zheltikov, AM

publication date

  • May 2005