Special Issue "Photonic Crystal Fibers"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Mr. Sohel Rana
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, USA
Interests: PCFs; terahertz waveguide; fiber optic sensors; radiation hardened fiber
Mr. Md Rabiul Hasan
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Department of Physics and Technology, The Arctic University of Norway, 9019 Tromsø, Norway.
Interests: surface plasmon resonance; dielectric nanoantennas; photonic crystal fiber; optical sensors; nanoparticle trapping
Mr. Rifat Ahmmed Aoni
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Department of Electronic Materials Engineering (EME), The Australian National University, Acton 2601, Australia.
Interests: nanophotonics; dielectric/plasmonic metasurfaces; plasmonics; optical sensors; photonic crystal fiber; optical devices
Dr. Shubi Felix Kaijage
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School of Computational and Communications Science and Engineering (CoCSE), The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha 23100, Tanzania
Interests: optics and Photonics; optical fiber and photonic crystal fibers (PCFs); optoelectronics; fiber optics communication; fiber to the home (FTTH); terahertz wave technology; radio frequency identification (RFID); wireless sensor networks
Dr. Gregory T. Forcherio
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Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, IN 47522, USA
Interests: plasmonics; 2D materials; electro-optics; infrared sensors; photochemistry; energy harvesting
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Dr. Francisco Javier Salgado Remacha
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Departamento de Física Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: ultrafast optics; nonlinear optics; supercontinuum generation; optics fiber lasers; optical metrology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs) that contain an array of roughly wavelength sized holes running along the fiber axis have added a new dimension of capabilities in optical fibers by introducing new features and well-established properties. Applications of PCFs include terahertz (THz) sensors, bio sensors, supercontinuum generation, lasers, amplifiers, dispersion compensators etc.

Terahertz (THz) optical fibers are a significant area of research due to a number of potential application areas. This promising frequency range lies between 0.1~10 THz and is a bridge between the microwave and optical bands. Evidence of its wide range of application is seen in fields such as sensing, biotechnology, imaging, spectroscopy, communication, astronomy, noninvasive imaging. However, designing a low loss waveguide in the THz range is still a challenge.

Plasmonic biosensors in visible and near infrared (NIR) regions have received considerable attention due to their high sensitivity and specificity. Several PCF structures have been investigated to produce plasmonic effect inside or outside of the PCFs. Among the diverse applications of plasmonic biosensors, detection of unknown biological molecules and organic chemical are particularly promising. Moreover, advanced fabrication technologies of PCFs enable to integrate the biosensors for lab-on-a-chip applications. Therefore, further research on PCF based plasmonic biosensors should be focused for miniaturizing the biosensors and enhancing the sensitivity.

Hollow-core PCFs, guided by the photonic bandgap effect, is different from the conventional PCFs. Such PCFs show unique optical properties such as ultra-low nonlinearity, high breakdown threshold, and controllable zero dispersion. In addition, gas-filled hollow-core PCFs provide new possibilities of manipulating light for achieving low propagation loss, and a small mode area. Applications of hollow-core PCFs include delivery of ultra-short high-power optical pulses, pulse compression and pulse shaping sensors. Properties of hollow-core PCFs can be investigated in low-loss materials for NIR and Mid-IR applications.

This Special Issue aims to attract original contributions in topics related to both experimental and theoretical PCF-based waveguides and sensors.

Mr. Sohel Rana
Mr. Md Rabiul Hasan
Mr. Rifat Ahmmed Aoni
Dr. Shubi Felix Kaijage
Dr. Gregory T. Forcherio
Dr. Francisco Javier Salgado Remacha
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • PCF based THz waveguide
  • PCF based sensors in the THz regime
  • Plasmonic biosensors
  • PCF based resonators
  • Hollow-core PCFs
  • Gas/liquid filled PCFs
  • Fabrication of PCFs

Published Papers

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