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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2002
  • pp: 853–864

Full-vectorial finite-difference analysis of microstructured optical fibers

Zhaoming Zhu and Thomas G. Brown  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 17, pp. 853-864 (2002)

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In this paper we present a full-vectorial finite-difference analysis of microstructured optical fibers. A new mode solver is described which uses Yee’s 2-D mesh and an index averaging technique. The modal characteristics are calculated for both conventional optical fibers and microstructured optical fibers. Comparison with previous finite difference mode solvers and other numerical methods is made and excellent agreement is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2002
Published: August 26, 2002

Zhaoming Zhu and Thomas Brown, "Full-vectorial finite-difference analysis of microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Express 10, 853-864 (2002)

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