Special Issue "Hollow core optical fibers"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2018
Dr. Walter Belardi
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
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Interests: Hollow core optical fibers, Microstructured optical fibers, Antiresonant optical fibers, Nonlinear optical fibers, Birefringent optical fibers, Mid-Infrared optical fibers, Semiconductor optical fibers.
Hollow core optical fibers are a specific type of glass fiber that, unlike conventional optical fibers, allow the guidance of an optical wave in air. Their most promising advantages are, therefore, directly-linked to the absence of glass material in the fiber core, which, in principle, may be expected to imply, not only lower nonlinearity and dispersion, but also lower attenuation.
Even though the concept of hollow fibers has been known since the dawn of optical fiber technology, this field of research has really attracted the interest of the scientific community only with the advent of Photonic BandGap Fibers (PBGFs) in the late 1990s. The rapid development of PBGFs at the beginning of this century led to the demonstation of hollow optical fibers for high power and short optical beam delivery with unprecedent performances, but also led to a better understanding of its fundamental physical limitations in terms of optical attenuation.
In the last decade and, more in particular, in the last few years, this field of research has been gaining a great deal of attention. Investigations into novel optical designs, fabrication approaches, optical properties and use of hollow core optical fibers are generating an incredible number of advances in fields as broad as gas fiber lasers, optical fiber communication, optical fiber sensing, high power lasers, THz waveguides, mid-infrared and ultra-violet optical fibers, polymer optical fibers, and others.
This Special Issue of Fibers intends to cover recent advances in the general field of hollow core optical fibers and solicits contributions from researchers active in the optical design, fabrication, characterization, or the use of hollow core optical fiber technology.
Dr. Walter Belardi
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- Hollow core optical fibers
- Optical fiber design and fabrication
- Antiresonant optical fibers
- Optical fiber properties
- Microstructured optical fibers
- Kagome Optical fibers
- Photonic Bandgap Fibers
- Optical fiber devices
- THz waveguides
- Gas lasers
- Optical fiber sensing
- Optical fiber communication
- Optical fiber lasers
- Mid-infrared optical fibers
- Optical fiber applications