Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

New territories for fibre optics: short wavelengths and high intensities

Authors
Hölzer, Philipp; Nold, Johannes; Travers, John C.; Russell, Philip St. J.
Departments
Abteilung Photonics and New Materials (Philip St. J. Russell)
Summary
Microstructured 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.

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