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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1919–1928

Differential multipole method for microstructured optical fibers

S. Campbell, R. C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, and L. C. Botten  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 1919-1928 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.001919


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Abstract

We describe the differential multipole method, an extended multipole method used to calculate the modes of microstructured optical fibers with noncircular inclusions. We use a multipole expansion centered on each inclusion and a differential method to calculate the scattering properties of the individual inclusions. Representative results for a fiber with one ring of elliptical inclusions are presented, and a direct comparison is made with an existing method. The new method is also applied to a microstructured optical fiber with seven rings of elliptical inclusions, which is found, in effect, to support a single polarization of the fundamental mode.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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S. Campbell, R. C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Differential multipole method for microstructured optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1919-1928 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-11-1919

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