Tunable diffraction and self-defocusing in liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers

Christian Romer Rosberg, Francis H. Bennet, Dragomir N. Neshev, Per Dalgaard Rasmussen, Ole Bang, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, Yuri S. Kivshar

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Abstract

We suggest and demonstrate a novel platform for the study of tunable nonlinear light propagation in two-dimensional discrete systems, based on photonic crystal fibers filled with high index nonlinear liquids. Using the infiltrated cladding region of a photonic crystal fiber as a nonlinear waveguide array, we experimentally demonstrate highly tunable beam diffraction and thermal self-defocusing, and realize a compact all-optical power limiter based on a tunable nonlinear response.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume15
Issue number19
Pages (from-to)12145-12150
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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