Special Issue "Nonlinear Fiber Optics"
A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2015)
Prof. Dr. Francesco Prudenzano
High power and highly confined light beams, generated by fiber lasers and other modern light sources, have allowed and encouraged the spread of research investigations in nonlinear optics. Moreover, during the last decade, the increasing demands of modern society for higher capacity fiber optical data communication have led us very close to the nonlinear capacity limit of single-mode fibers. As a consequence, worldwide researchers are now focusing their work on increasing the per-fiber capacity in optical communication systems. A promising strategy is the exploitation of nonlinear effects. For example, the nonlinear effects in microstructured fibers continue to attract a strong interest. Holey fibers (HFs), photonic crystal fibers (PCFs), and photonic band gap fiber (PBGFs) can be properly designed to obtain a narrow core surrounded by a cladding containing a large number of air holes. These and a variety of other microstructured fiber cross sections can enable nonlinear effects in reduced propagation length, allowing a number of feasible applications that are also related to dispersion property handling. Therefore, nonlinear fiber optics is a key topic in the design of modern high-capacity lightwave communication systems and in a number of other devices and systems.
This Special Issue is intended to encourage researchers worldwide to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that explore advances in nonlinear fiber optics: materials, design, and characterization.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Nonlinear fiber optic technology: material and fabrication, nonlinear glasses, microstructured fibers, highly nonlinear fibers; pulse propagation in nonlinear optical fibers: optical solitons, pulse shaping, pulse compression, pulse broadening, supercontinuum generation; dispersion handling, group velocity dispersion effect, slow light propagation, self phase modulation; nonlinear birefringence, low and high birefringence; Kerr effect, cross-phase modulation, four wave mixing, wavelength conversion, parametric amplification; stimulated Raman scattering, stimulated Brillouin scattering.Prof. Francesco Prudenzano
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- nonlinear fiber optic technology
- nonlinear microstructured fibers
- dispersion handling
- pulse propagation and shaping
- nonlinear birefringence
- four wave mixing
- parametric amplification
- slow light
- stimulated raman scattering
- stimulated brillouin scattering