Tunable diffraction and self-defocusing in liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers. Academic Article uri icon


  • We suggest and demonstrate a novel platform for the study of tunable nonlinear light propagation in two-dimensional discrete systems, based on photonic crystal fibers filled with high index nonlinear liquids. Using the infiltrated cladding region of a photonic crystal fiber as a nonlinear waveguide array, we experimentally demonstrate highly tunable beam diffraction and thermal self-defocusing, and realize a compact all-optical power limiter based on a tunable nonlinear response.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Rosberg, C. R., Bennet, F. H., Neshev, D. N., Rasmussen, P. D., Bang, O., Krolikowski, W., Bjarklev, A., & Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 81

complete list of authors

  • Rosberg, Christian R||Bennet, Francis H||Neshev, Dragomir N||Rasmussen, Per D||Bang, Ole||Krolikowski, Wieslaw||Bjarklev, Anders||Kivshar, Yuri S

publication date

  • September 2007