Geometrical irregularities can severely restrict use of some microstructure fibers. A systematic perturbative method is demonstrated against full calculations, and allows efficient loss and effective-index estimates for large statistical samples of geometrical irregularities.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
J. M. Fini, "Perturbative modeling of irregularities in microstructure optical fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThX6.
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