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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15365–15376

Nonlinear waveguide optics and photonic crystal fibers

J. C. Knight and D. V. Skryabin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15365-15376 (2007)

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Optical fibers and waveguides provide unique and distinct environments for nonlinear optics, because of the combination of high intensities, long interaction lengths, and control of the propagation constants. They are also becoming of technological importance. The topic has a long history but continues to generate rapid development, most recently through the invention of the new forms of optical fiber collectively known as photonic crystal fibers. Some of the discoveries and ideas from the new fibers look set to have lasting influence in the broader field of guided-wave nonlinear optics. In this paper we introduce some of these ideas.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics in Novel Media and Materials

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2007
Published: November 5, 2007

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J. C. Knight and D. V. Skryabin, "Nonlinear waveguide optics and photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 15, 15365-15376 (2007)

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