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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 16 — Aug. 9, 2004
  • pp: 3791–3805

Fast, accurate integral equation methods for the analysis of photonic crystal fibers I: Theory

H. Cheng, W.Y. Crutchfield, M. Doery, and L. Greengard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 16, pp. 3791-3805 (2004)

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We present a new integral equation method for calculating the electromagnetic modes of photonic crystal fiber (PCF) waveguides. Our formulation can easily handle PCFs with arbitrary hole geometries and irregular hole distributions, enabling optical component manufacturers to optimize hole designs as well as assess the effect of manufacturing defects. The method produces accurate results for both the real and imaginary parts of the propagation constants, which we validated through extensive convergence analysis and by comparison with previously published results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: June 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2004
Published: August 9, 2004

H. Cheng, W. Crutchfield, M. Doery, and L. Greengard, "Fast, accurate integral equation methods for the analysis of photonic crystal fibers I: Theory," Opt. Express 12, 3791-3805 (2004)

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