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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2002
  • pp: 449–454

Fourier decomposition algorithm for leaky modes of fibres with arbitrary geometry

Leon Poladian, Nader A. Issa, and Tanya M. Monro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 449-454 (2002)

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A new algorithm for calculating the confinement loss of leaky modes in arbitrary fibre structures is presented within the scalar wave approximation. The algorithm uses a polar-coordinate Fourier decomposition method with adjustable boundary conditions (ABC-FDM) to model the outward radiating fields. Leaky modes are calculated for different examples of microstructured fibres with various shaped holes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2002
Published: May 20, 2002

Leon Poladian, Nader Issa, and Tanya Monro, "Fourier decomposition algorithm for leaky modes of fibres with arbitrary geometry," Opt. Express 10, 449-454 (2002)

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