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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 19 — Sep. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4535–4545

Perturbative numerical modeling of microstructure fibers

John M. Fini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 19, pp. 4535-4545 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.004535


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Abstract

Modeling of microstructure fibers often involves severe computational bottlenecks, in particular when a design space with many degrees of freedom must be analyzed. Perturbative versions of numerical mode-solvers can substantially reduce the computational burden of problems involving automated optimization or irregularity analysis, where perturbations arise naturally. A basic theory is presented for perturbative multipole and boundary element methods, and the speed and accuracy of the methods are demonstrated. The specific optimization results in an elliptical-hole birefringent fiber design, with substantially higher birefringence than the intuitive unoptimized design.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2004
Published: September 20, 2004

Citation
John Fini, "Perturbative numerical modeling of microstructure fibers," Opt. Express 12, 4535-4545 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-19-4535


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