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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Jun. 14, 2004
  • pp: 2795–2809

Modelling of microstructured waveguides using a finite-element-based vectorial mode solver with transparent boundary conditions

H.P. Uranus and H.J.W.M. Hoekstra  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2795-2809 (2004)

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A finite-element-based vectorial optical mode solver is used to analyze microstructured optical waveguides. By employing 1st-order Bayliss-Gunzburger-Turkel-like transparent boundary conditions, both the real and imaginary part of the modal indices can be calculated in a relatively small computational domain. Results for waveguides with either circular or non-circular microstructured holes, solid- or air-core will be presented, including the silica-air Bragg fiber recently demonstrated by Vienne et al. (Post-deadline Paper PDP25, OFC 2004). The results of solid-core structures are in good agreement with the results of other methods while the results of air-core structure agree to the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(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
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: May 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2004
Published: June 14, 2004

Henri Uranus and H. Hoekstra, "Modelling of microstructured waveguides using a finite-element-based vectorial mode solver with transparent boundary conditions," Opt. Express 12, 2795-2809 (2004)

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