The calculation of chromatic dispersion in silica-based photonic crystal fibers is discussed. A perturbative approach to the inclusion of material dispersion is presented, and it is shown that this method can give accurate predictions for a wide range of physical fiber dimensions on the basis of a single waveguide dispersion calculation. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that a proper choice of the transverse <b>k</b> vector in a supercell calculation can significantly improve the convergence of the results with respect to supercell size.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
Jesper Lægsgaard, Anders Bjarklev, and Stig E. Barkou Libori, "Chromatic dispersion in photonic crystal fibers: fast and accurate scheme for calculation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 443-448 (2003)