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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 19522–19531

Efficient calculation of higher-order optical waveguide dispersion

J. A. Mores, Jr., G. N. Malheiros-Silveira, H. L. Fragnito, and H. E. Hernández-Figueroa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 19522-19531 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.019522


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Abstract

An efficient numerical strategy to compute the higher-order dispersion parameters of optical waveguides is presented. For the first time to our knowledge, a systematic study of the errors involved in the higher-order dispersions’ numerical calculation process is made, showing that the present strategy can accurately model those parameters. Such strategy combines a full-vectorial finite element modal solver and a proper finite difference differentiation algorithm. Its performance has been carefully assessed through the analysis of several key geometries. In addition, the optimization of those higher-order dispersion parameters can also be carried out by coupling to the present scheme a genetic algorithm, as shown here through the design of a photonic crystal fiber suitable for parametric amplification applications.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2010
Published: August 30, 2010

Citation
J. A. Mores Jr., G. N. Malheiros-Silveira, H. L. Fragnito, and H. E. Hernández-Figueroa, "Efficient calculation of higher-order optical waveguide dispersion," Opt. Express 18, 19522-19531 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-19522


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