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Journal of Lightwave Technology

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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 3580–

Numerical Modeling of Photonic Crystal Fibers

Kunimasa Saitoh and Masanori Koshiba

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 23, Issue 11, pp. 3580- (2005)


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Abstract

Recent progress on numerical modeling methods for photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) such as the effective index approach, basis-function expansion approach, and numerical approach is described. An index-guiding PCF with an array of air holes surrounding the silica core region has special characteristics compared with conventional single-mode fibers (SMFs). Using a full modal vector model, the fundamental characteristics of PCFs such as cutoff wavelength, confinement loss, modal birefringence, and chromatic dispersion are numerically investigated.

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Kunimasa Saitoh and Masanori Koshiba, "Numerical Modeling of Photonic Crystal Fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 3580- (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-23-11-3580

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