"Holey" optical fibers: cages for light

J Knight, F Benabid, W Reeves, T Birks, P Russell

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Optical fibers with air holes in their cross-section can deliver previously unimaginable performance. They represent an alternative fiber technology which is at a relatively early stage of development, but which can already outperform conventional fibers in certain respects. Photonic crystal fibers provide a wonderful arena for scientists in disciplines such as nonlinear optics and fiber design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages693-694 vol.2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventOptical Fiber Communications Conference, 2003. OFC 2003 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communications Conference, 2003. OFC 2003
Period1/01/03 → …


  • holey optical fibers
  • air holes
  • nonlinear optics
  • photonic crystal fibers
  • light cage
  • fiber design
  • photonic crystals
  • optical fibre fabrication
  • optical fibre dispersion
  • optical design techniques


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