Nonlinear wavelength conversion and pulse manipulation in photonic crystal fibres

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Abstract

The tutorial will review the mechanisms of nonlinear wavelength conversion, pulse delivery and pulse compression in fibres in general, and will consider the practical implementation in photonic crystal fibres (PCFs). Chromatic dispersion in fibres is a key parameter which must be tuned to achieve the desired nonlinear effects. It is control of dispersion that allows some relatively old and well understood physics to give new and surprising light sources. The particular benefits of PCF for dispersion control in the visible and near-infrared will be discussed to show the regions where PCFs or step index fibres are appropriate for nonlinear optics. Wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing and supercontinuum generation will be considered in detail, with particular reference to the limits to the short and long wavelengths achievable by these processes. The current status of high energy ultrashort pulse compression and delivery in hollow-core PCF will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-8535-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8536-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Event36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication - Torino, Italy
Duration: 19 Sep 201023 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication
Abbreviated titleECOC 2010
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period19/09/1023/09/10

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    Wadsworth, W. J. (2010). Nonlinear wavelength conversion and pulse manipulation in photonic crystal fibres. In 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication [5621204] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECOC.2010.5621204