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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1769–1774

Bloch method for the analysis of modes in microstructured optical fibers

Boris T. Kuhlmey, Ross C. McPhedran, and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1769-1774 (2004)

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We discuss a transform technique for analyzing the wave vector content of microstructured optical fiber (MOF) modes, which is computationally efficient and gives good physical insight into the nature of the mode. In particular, if the mode undergoes a transition from a bound state to an extended state, this is evident in the spreading-out of its transform. The method has been implemented in the multipole formulation for finding MOF modes, but are capable of adaptation to other formulations.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Boris Kuhlmey, Ross McPhedran, and C. de Sterke, "Bloch method for the analysis of modes in microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Express 12, 1769-1774 (2004)

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