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Photonic crystal fibers: state of the art and future perspectives
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystals are known already, in some forms, for a longer time, but they become recently very popular and interesting for theoretical, numerical, experimental and application oriented research. The reasons for that are their very interesting properties exceeding characteristics and implementations limits of the traditional optical elements. Moreover in some cases they shift paradigms of optics. One of the very interesting examples of photonic crystals, intensively studied and investigated since 1990s, are photonic crystal fibers. In a brief way, the classification, few modeling approaches, unique properties, fabrication techniques, chances and threats for the potential applications are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5576, Lightguides and their Applications II, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581509
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz Nasilowski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Rafal Kotynski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Francis Berghmans, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5576:
Lightguides and their Applications II
Jan Wojcik; Waldemar Wojcik, Editor(s)

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