A Nonlinear Optical Device

Tim Birks (Inventor), William Wadsworth (Inventor), Philip Russell (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A nonlinear optical device, comprises a source of input light having a first spectrum and an optical fibre 10 arranged so that in use the light propagates through the fibre 10, the optical fibre 10 comprises a tapered region including a waist 30, the waist 30 having a diameter smaller than 10 microns for a length of more than 20 mm, wherein the propagating light is converted by nonlinear optical processes into output light having a spectrum different from the first spectrum.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO0186347 (A1)
Priority date5/05/00
Filing date3/05/01
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2001


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