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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 13050–13058

Guiding properties and dispersion control of kagome lattice hollow-core photonic crystal fibers

Song-Jin Im, Anton Husakou, and Joachim Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 13050-13058 (2009)

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Dispersion properties, loss and optimum design of kagome lattice hollow-core photonic crystal fibers filled with argon are studied for the purpose of possible applications in ultrafast nonlinear optics. As will be shown numerically and by using an approximate analytical formula these fibers exhibit anomalous dispersion for visible or UV wavelengths both for a 1-cell-core as well for a 3-ring-core which can be controlled by the gas pressure and do not suffer from high loss. It is shown that while the loss is mainly influenced by the strut thickness of the kagome lattice the group velocity dispersion is almost independently controlled by the core size. These results demonstrate that kagome lattice hollow fibers have a promising potential in ultrashort pulse delivering of high-energy pulses and in several interesting applications in ultrafast nonlinear optics.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2009
Published: July 15, 2009

Song-Jin Im, Anton Husakou, and Joachim Herrmann, "Guiding properties and dispersion control of kagome lattice hollow-core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 17, 13050-13058 (2009)

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