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By changing the core size of the ﬁbre, it is also possible to make them have either very low or very high optical nonlinearity [Broderick et al. 1999]. An appealing use of this property was the development of a ﬁbre system for supercontinuum 12 Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres generation [Ranka et al. 2000], which has many of the attractive features of a laser (such as high intensity and coherence) but over a wide spectral range. 9 [Wadsworth et al. 2004]. A particularly signiﬁcant feature of MOFs is that they oﬀer the ability to guide light in air or other low index materials through the photonic bandgap eﬀect [Cregan et al.
In quantum mechanics and solidstate physics, the density of states gives the number of distinct modes or states within a small range of energies. In optical waveguide theory, the analogous density of states counts the number of modes within a small range of phase velocities. Although the details are not reproduced here, this can be used [Snyder and Love 1983] to estimate the total number of bound modes and it yields the following integral for a circularly symmetric graded ﬁbre Nmodes ∼ ( 2π 2 ) λ ∞ [n2 (r) − n2cl ]rdr.
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