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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3341–3352

Loss and dispersion analysis of microstructured fibers by finite-difference method

Shangping Guo, Feng Wu, Sacharia Albin, Hsiang Tai, and Robert S. Rogowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3341-3352 (2004)

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The dispersion and loss in microstructured fibers are studied using a full-vectorial compact-2D finite-difference method in frequency-domain. This method solves a standard eigen-value problem from the Maxwell’s equations directly and obtains complex propagation constants of the modes using anisotropic perfectly matched layers. A dielectric constant averaging technique using Ampere’s law across the curved media interface is presented. Both the real and the imaginary parts of the complex propagation constant can be obtained with a high accuracy and fast convergence. Material loss, dispersion and spurious modes are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 28, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

Shangping Guo, Feng Wu, Sacharia Albin, Hsiang Tai, and Robert Rogowski, "Loss and dispersion analysis of microstructured fibers by finite-difference method," Opt. Express 12, 3341-3352 (2004)

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