Special Issue "Photonic Crystal Fiber"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Durdu Guney

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931, USA
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Interests: metamaterials; plasmonics; photonic crystals; quantum information

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The conventional optical fibers had a lasting impact on the socio-economic advance around the globe. However, there is limited prospect for further improvement. The emergence of photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) have raised the hopes for a new leap beyond what is currently possible.

In 1995, Birks, et al. demonstrated PCFs with full two-dimensional bandgaps for all polarizations. The same group, in 1997, built an all-silica PCF which shows single mode behaviour at all wavelengths within the transparency window of silica. Knight, et al. in 1998, reported the realization of large mode area single mode fiber with a core diameter of fifty free-space wavelengths. In 1999, Cregan, et al. reported a hollow-core PCF which allows single mode photonic bandgap guidance of light in air. Ortigosa-Blanch, et al. reported in 2000, highly birefringent polarization maintaining PCF operating at telecom band. In the same year, the first Yb-doped PCF laser (Wadsworth, et al.) and white-light supercontinuum source (Jinendra, et al.) 10,000 times brighter than the Sun were also reported. First experimental demonstration of nondegenerate four-wave mixing and quantum-correlated photon pair were reported by Sharping, et al. in 2001 and 2004, respectively. In 2005, Al-Janabi and Wintner reported a high-power laser transmission through a hollow-core PCF.

Today, PCFs continue to find promising applications in a wide range of avenues including optical communications, optical amplifiers, lasers, nonlinear optics, ultra-high power transmission, sensing, and many more. This special issue aims to contribute meaningfully to a large body of existing work in the field in a way pointing to resources that are novel, scientifically intriguing, or technologically relevant. It is encouraged to submit papers on the topics including but not limited to ultra-low-loss transmission, quantum communications, new light sources and amplifiers, gyroscopes, resonators, basic optical toolbox elements, plasmonics, metamaterials, and high-resolution imaging and detection.

Prof. Dr. Durdu Guney
Guest Editor

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  • photonic crystal fibers
  • optical communications
  • light sources
  • optical amplifiers

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