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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13726–13732

Supercritical xenon-filled hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber

K. E. Lynch-Klarup, E. D. Mondloch, M. G. Raymer, D. Arrestier, F. Gerome, and F. Benabid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13726-13732 (2013)

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We demonstrate that filling a hollow-core photonic-bandgap fiber with supercritical xenon creates a medium with a controllable density up to several hundred times that at STP, while working at room temperature. The high compressibility of the supercritical fluid allows rapid tuning of the spectral guidance window by making small changes of gas pressure near the critical point. We discuss potential applications of this system in linear and nonlinear optics.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2013
Published: May 31, 2013

K. E. Lynch-Klarup, E. D. Mondloch, M. G. Raymer, D. Arrestier, F. Gerome, and F. Benabid, "Supercritical xenon-filled hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 21, 13726-13732 (2013)

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