Waveguide nonlinear optics scaled to higher peak powers with large-core-area hollow photonic-crystal fibers Conference Paper uri icon


  • Hollow photonic-crystal fibers (PCFs) 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 demonstrated for millijoule nanosecond pulses guided by photonic band gaps of hollow fibers with a two-dimensionally periodic cladding and a core diameter of about 50 m. Such hollow PCFs provide interesting nonlinear-optical waveguide transmission regimes for 10-MW femtosecond Cr: forsterite laser pulses, allowing dispersion pulse spreading to be substantially reduced through nonlinear-optical refractive-index modulation.

name of conference

  • Rome and Frascati, Italy

published proceedings

  • SPIE Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Konorov, S. O., Fedotov, A. B., Mel'nikov, L. A., Shcherbakov, A. V., Miles, R. B., & Zheltikov, A. M.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Shcherbakov, I. A., Giardini, A., Konov, V. I., & Pustovoy, V. I.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM