We develop a modal decomposition approach to solve the full vector wave equation for holey optical fibers (HF). This model can be used to explore the modal properties of a wide range of HF's, including those with large air holes. The optical properties of HF can be tailored via the arrangement of the air holes, and this flexibility leads to a wide range of practical applications.
Tanya M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, N. G. R. Broderick, and P. J. Bennett, "Modeling Large Air Fraction Holey Optical Fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 50- (2000)