Hollow-core optical fiber (HCF) allows light to travel in an air or quasi-vacuum optical environment, with unique merits including: low nonlinearity, low dispersion, low latency and potentially low loss. HCFs are therefore a promising solution for many upcoming challenges in diverse areas, such as high capacity optical communications, high power laser delivery, ultrafast pulse compression, high precision gyroscopes, etc. Recent years have witnessed rapid developments in HCF related technology. This special session aims to bring together outstanding researchers in this field to present and discuss the latest developments.
Hollow core fiber design
Hollow core fiber fabrication, from silica to other specialty glasses/ materials
Novel characterization methods
Hollow core fiber interconnections
Hollow core fiber applications, including:
Nonlinear optics e.g., novel light sources and ultrafast lasers
High power delivery from the UV to the Mid-infrared