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Nonlinear optics of microstructure fibers

International Laser Center of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobevy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russian Federation

Microstructure fibers have opened a new phase in nonlinear optics. Due to their unique properties, fibers of this type radically enhance all the basic nonlinear-optical phenomena, offering new strategies for frequency conversion, spectral transformation, and control of ultrashort laser pulses. These fibers allow supercontinuum radiation to be efficiently generated using nano- and subnanojoule femtosecond pulses. Here, we analyze the physical mechanisms behind the enhancement of nonlinear-optical interactions of ultrashort pulses in microstructure and hollow photonic-crystal fibers and discuss applications of microstructure fibers for highly efficient supercontinuum generation and frequency conversion of femtosecond laser pulses.

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PACS: 42.65.Ky, 42.65.Dr, 42.65.Re, 42.65.Wi (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2004v047n01ABEH001731
Citation: Zheltikov A M "Nonlinear optics of microstructure fibers" Phys. Usp. 47 69–98 (2004)
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Оригинал: Желтиков А М «Нелинейная оптика микроструктурированных волокон» УФН 174 73–105 (2004); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0174.200401e.0073

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