Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Photonic Crystal Fibres

Authors
Euser, Tijmen; Joly, Nicolas; Nazarkin, Alexander; Russell, Philip; Scharrer, Michael; Schmidt, Markus
Departments

Photonik und neue Materialien (Prof. Dr. Philip Russell)
MPI für die Physik des Lichts, Erlangen

Summary
Abstract Microstructured photonic crystal fibres (PCF) provide new ways to guide light, permitting for example tight confinement of laser light in a hollow core. We report recent developments in three research areas: laser guidance of particles in liquid-filled hollow core PCF, laser frequency conversion in hydrogen gas, and in-fibre arrays of metal and glass nanowires.

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