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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 19 — Sep. 17, 2007
  • pp: 12145–12150

Tunable diffraction and self-defocusing in liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers

Christian R. Rosberg, Francis H. Bennet, Dragomir N. Neshev, Per D. Rasmussen, Ole Bang, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Anders Bjarklev, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 12145-12150 (2007)

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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.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2007
Published: September 10, 2007

Christian R. Rosberg, Francis H. Bennet, Dragomir N. Neshev, Per D. Rasmussen, Ole Bang, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Anders Bjarklev, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Tunable diffraction and self-defocusing in liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 15, 12145-12150 (2007)

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