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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 18 — Sep. 6, 2004
  • pp: 4220–4226

Sensitivity analysis of photonic crystal fiber

W. Y. Crutchfield, H. Cheng, and L. Greengard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 18, pp. 4220-4226 (2004)

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Photonic crystal fibers are well-known to offer a number of unusual properties, including supercontinuum generation, large mode-areas and controllable dispersion behavior. Their manufacturability would be enhanced by a more detailed understanding of how small perturbations in the fiber’s geometric structure cause variations in the fiber’s fundamental modes. In this paper, we demonstrate that such sensitivity analysis is feasible using highly accurate boundary integral techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2004
Published: September 6, 2004

W. Crutchfield, H. Cheng, and L. Greengard, "Sensitivity analysis of photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 12, 4220-4226 (2004)

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