An efficient dispersion calculation method for axially symmetric optical fibers

Jinchae Kim, Dug Y. Kim

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An efficient numerical modal calculation method for an axially symmetric optical fiber is presented using a numerical Galerkin's method. By decomposing the transverse electric field of a guided wave with Bessel functions of the first kind in cylindrical polar coordinates, we have shown that dispersion characteristics of an optical fiber can be obtained very easily. In order to illustrate the effectiveness of this suggested method, numerical examples are given for a step index fiber, a W-shape depressed inner cladding fiber, and a dispersion-flattened fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-29
Number of pages17
JournalFiber and Integrated Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Received 27 Novembr 20e; 0accep0ted 24 June 21.00 This work was supported in part by the Kora eSccie eandnEgnerining Foeunadntio (KOSE) thFogrhutehECprRogram and by the KorneMairsy iotfnEudicnothaogtrhu theBK21progr. am Addrsecsrosronpedence toDugY. K, Dipmmeant roeftIfnroamtinoand Communications, K-JIST, 1ORyon-g-Dong, Bok-Kou, Kwng-Jau, 500-,S7oth1uKr2a.eo E-mail:

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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