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Editors' Picks Collection: Microstructured and Photonic Crystal Fibers and Photonic Nanowires

Since 1997, Optics Express has been a respected journal emphasizing scientific and technological innovations in optics and photonics. To honor its 20th anniversary year, the editors of Optics Express selected articles from a variety of topic areas that have been key to the Journal's success.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in these areas.


  1. Microstructured optical fiber devices
    B. J. Eggleton, C. Kerbage, P. S. Westbrook, R. S. Windeler, and A. Hale
    Opt. Express 9(13) 698-713 (2001)
  2. Low-loss asymptotically single-mode propagation in large-core OmniGuide fibers
    Steven G. Johnson, Mihai Ibanescu, M. Skorobogatiy, Ori Weisberg, Torkel D. Engeness, Marin Soljačić, Steven A. Jacobs, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Yoel Fink
    Opt. Express 9(13) 748-779 (2001)
  3. Chromatic dispersion control in photonic crystal fibers: application to ultra-flattened dispersion
    K. Saitoh, M. Koshiba, T. Hasegawa, and E. Sasaoka
    Opt. Express 11(8) 843-852 (2003)
  4. Optical devices based on liquid crystal photonic bandgap fibres
    Thomas Tanggaard Larsen, Anders Bjarklev, David Sparre Hermann, and Jes Broeng
    Opt. Express 11(20) 2589-2596 (2003)
  5. Supercontinuum and four-wave mixing with Q-switched pulses in endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fibres
    W. J. Wadsworth, N. Joly, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, F. Biancalana, and P. St. J. Russell
    Opt. Express 12(2) 299-309 (2004)
  6. Single-mode guiding properties of subwavelength-diameter silica and silicon wire waveguides
    Limin Tong, Jingyi Lou, and Eric Mazur
    Opt. Express 12(6) 1025-1035 (2004)
  7. Ultra-low-loss optical fiber nanotapers
    Gilberto Brambilla, Vittoria Finazzi, and David J. Richardson
    Opt. Express 12(10) 2258-2263 (2004)
  8. Gas sensing using air-guiding photonic bandgap fibers
    T. Ritari, J. Tuominen, H. Ludvigsen, J. C. Petersen, T. Sørensen, T. P. Hansen, and H. R. Simonsen
    Opt. Express 12(17) 4080-4087 (2004)
  9. Ultimate low loss of hollow-core photonic crystal fibres
    P. J. Roberts, F. Couny, H. Sabert, B. J. Mangan, D. P. Williams, L. Farr, M. W. Mason, A. Tomlinson, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St.J. Russell
    Opt. Express 13(1) 236-244 (2005)
  10. Photonic crystal fiber source of correlated photon pairs
    J. G. Rarity, J. Fulconis, J. Duligall, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell
    Opt. Express 13(2) 534-544 (2005)
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