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Simulation tools for calculating loss in microstructured optical fibers
Author(s): Michael J. Steel; Hongling Rao; Dan Herrmann; Fabio Pizzuto; Robert Scarmozzino
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Paper Abstract

We apply the Finite-Difference Time-Domain algorithm to the problem of calculating modal loss in microstructured optical fibers. We use periodic boundary conditions in the longitudinal direction to isolate a mode that decays through transverse perfectly-matched layer boundaries. The loss coefficient is extracted by a direct monitoring of the energy enclosed in the simulation domain. Predictions of the method are compared to results from beam propagation and multipole approaches, and finally the tool is applied to fibers containing elliptical air holes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4998, Photonic Integrated Systems, (9 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.480139
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Michael J. Steel, RSoft Design Group (United States)
Hongling Rao, RSoft Design Group (United States)
Dan Herrmann, RSoft Design Group (United States)
Fabio Pizzuto, RSoft Design Group (United States)
Robert Scarmozzino, RSoft Design Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4998:
Photonic Integrated Systems
Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon; Louay A. Eldada; Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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