Abstract

A new method for calculating the confinement loss of leaky modes in arbitrary microstructured optical fibers is presented. The full vector algorithm is based on a polar coordinate Fourier decomposition method with adjustable boundary conditions, capable of accurately determining the outward radiating fields of the waveguide. Example waveguides with circular and elliptical hole shapes and their leaky mode solutions are presented and discussed.

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A. Argyros, I. M. Bassett, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, J. Zagari, N. A. P. Nicorovici, R. C. McPhedran and C.C. Martijn de Sterke, "Ring structures in microstructured polymer optical fibers", Opt. Express , vol. 9, no. 13, pp. 813-820, 2001.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. Bassett, F. Cox, M. Fellew, S. Fleming, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, L. Poladian and J. Zagari, "New possibilities with microstructured polymer optical fibers", in Proc. 11th Int. POF Conf., 2002, pp. 49-52.

T. M. Monro, K. M. Kiang, J. H. Lee, K. Frampton, Z. Yusoff, R. Moore, J. Tucknott, D. W. Hewak, H. N. Rutt and D. J. Richardson, "Highly nonlinearity extruded single-mode holey optical fibers", in OFC Conf. 2002, 2002, pp. PD-FA1.

A. Argyros and I. M. Bassett, "Counting modes in optical fibers with leaky modes", in Symp. Optical Fiber Measurements, Dept. of Commerce Laboratories, 2002, pp. 135-138.

A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory, London: U.K.: Chapman and Hall, 1983, pp. 487-513.

J. Jin, The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics, New York: Wiley, 1993, pp. 423-435 .

Y. Wang and C. Vassallo, "Circular fourier analysis of arbitrary shaped optical fibers", Opt. Lett., vol. 14, no. 24, pp. 1377 -1379, 1989.

C. Vassallo, "Circular fourier analysis of full maxwell equations for arbitrary shaped dielectric waveguides-Application of gain factors of semi-conductor laser waveguides", J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 8, pp. 1723-1729, Nov. 1990.

L. Poladian, N. A. Issa and T. M. Monro, "Fourier decomposition algorithm for leaky modes of fibers with arbitrary geometry", Opt. Express, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 449-454, 2002.

A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory, London: U.K.: Chapman and Hall, 1983, pp. 491-715.

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