Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
New territories for fibre optics: short wavelengths and high intensities
Hölzer, Philipp; Nold, Johannes; Travers, John C.; Russell, Philip St. J.
Abteilung Photonics and New Materials (Philip St. J. Russell)
SummaryMicrostructured photonic crystal fibre has introduced the unique new opportunity to guide light over long distances in a hollow core. This allows one to carry out detailed studies of nonlinear light-gas interactions under extreme conditions. Two recent results are reported: the generation of bright tunable deep-ultraviolet light and pulse propagation in photo-ionised noble gases.