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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3834–3843

Dispersion control in ultrabroadband dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguides

A. Husakou and J. Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3834-3843 (2008)

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We show that hollow dielectric-coated metallic waveguides exhibit ultrabroadband transmission and controlled anomalous dispersion in the visible, UV, and VUV range even at high gas pressures. Using the transfer-matrix method we predict that the losses can be significantly reduced in such waveguides, which allows the use of small radii in the range of 10–25 µm. The resulting significant enhancement of the waveguide contribution to dispersion facilitates phase-matching for nonlinear processes with higher efficiencies.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2008
Published: March 7, 2008

A. Husakou and J. Herrmann, "Dispersion control in ultrabroadband dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 3834-3843 (2008)

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