Linear and nonlinear optical properties of hollow core photonic crystal fiber


Benabid, F. and Roberts, P. J., 2011. Linear and nonlinear optical properties of hollow core photonic crystal fiber. Journal of Modern Optics, 58 (2), pp. 87-124.

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We review the optical guidance properties of hollow-core photonic crystal fibers. We follow a historical perspective to introduce the two major optical guidance mechanisms that were identified as operating in these fibers: photonic bandgap guidance and inhibited coupling guidance. We then review the modal properties of these fibers and assess the transmission loss mechanisms in photonic bandgap guiding hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. We dedicate a section to a review of the technical basics of hollow-core photonic crystal fiber fabrication and photonic microcell assembly. We review some of the early results on the use of hollow-core photonic crystal fiber for laser guiding micro-sized particles, as well as the generation of stimulated Raman scattering, electromagnetically induced transparency and laser frequency stabilization when the fiber core is filled with a gas-phase material. We conclude this review with a non-exhaustive list of prospects where hollow-core photonic crystal fiber could play a central role.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsBenabid, F.and Roberts, P. J.
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
Research CentresCentre for Photonics and Photonic Materials
ID Code22783


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