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Photonic Crystal Fiber interfacing

Introducing PCF (Photonic Crystal fiber) often gives a real advantage in terms of performance, compactness and reliability.

Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) gives a real advantage in terms of performance, compactness and reliability. Through this partnership with NKT Photonics, ALPhANOV can share its expertise with PCF users and helps them reach innovative and efficient solutions faster.

ALPhANOV's know-how covers interfacing and integration of specialty optical fibers such as "rod-type", micro-structured, and hollow core fibers. 

Four types of photonic crystal fiber:

Photonic Crystal Fiber - hollow core fibers

Hollow-core fibers:

  • Micro-structured fiber
  • Air holes to guide light in a hollow core
  • High power delivery without nonlinear effects or material damage

Photonic Crystal Fiber - Large mode area fibers

​Large mode area fibers:

  • Provide single mode operation in a large wavelength range - endlessly single mode operation
  • High power levels without nonlinear effects or material damage
  • Enables the transport of high power laser beams

Photonic Crystal Fiber - Ytterbium doped double clad fibers

Ytterbium doped double clad fibers:

  • Largest single-mode cores
  • Amplification to unprecedented power levels
  • Very good mode quality and stability

Photonic Crystal Fiber - Nonlinear fiber

​Nonlinear fiber:

  • Optimized for supercontinuum generation and nonlinear wavelength conversion
  • Combination of tailored dispersion profile and very high nonlinear coefficient
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Further information

In addition to standard services on PCF fibers, ALPhANOV addresses your custom needs such as on-demand developments, feasibility studies or prototyping.


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