Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers

by Prof. Leonid A. Melnikov, Laser and Computer Physics Chair, Saratov University, Russia

 :  14 Jul 2005 (Thu)
 :  2:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue  :  Room 2465, 2/F (Lifts 25-26), HKUST

The results of numerical modeling and experimental investigations of manufactured diamond-shaped and large area hollow core photonic crystal fibers with kagome-lattice periodical cladding are presented. The use of soft glasses allows fabricating high-quality structures with moderate losses. Numerical methods, designing strategies and fabrication issues of these promising fiber structures are discussed

The topics to be discussed:

1. Adjusting of plane wave vectorial mode solver for use in hollow-core fiber modeling.
2. The examples of modal field patterns.
3. Fabrication technique of these microstructure fibers.
4. Perspectives of these fiber applications

Prof. L. Melnikov is Chair of Laser and Computer Physics Division of Saratov State University and also Head of Lab of Laser and Fiber Optics Systems of Institute of Radioengineering of Russian Academy of Science. He has authored about 200 technical publications (papers, book chapters, books, patents). L.Melnikov presented numerous invited and keynote talks at professional conferences. His scientific interests include: Nonlinear dynamics of light beams and optical pulses in lasers and optical fibers, nonlinear dynamics in optical systems, including transverse patterns dynamics, laser physics, physics of ultra-short pulse laser systems, laser spectroscopy of the exotic atoms, laser applications in technology and life science, optical gyros, computer simulation of the laser systems, laser measurements, fiber optics, photonic crystals, photonic crystals with liquid crystals, photonic crystal fibers, bio-chips, glass-fiber technology, MEMs, MEM and optical sensors, physics and application of carbon nanoclasters, nanotechnology of metal ^Ö glass composites. He is Member of the Advisory Board of the Internation Journal "Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems" and Editor of eight SPIE Proc. volumes.


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