Radial scattering decomposition, a tool for the modeling and design of microstructure optical fiber, including photonic bandgap fiber, is described. Building on the multipole approach, the method decomposes a fiber structure into radial shells, allowing the confinement of light to be analyzed layer by layer. This approach lends new understanding and suggests a number of new approaches to bandgap fiber design.
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John M. Fini, "Analysis of microstructure optical fibers by radial scattering decomposition," Opt. Lett. 28, 992-994 (2003)