Optical Waveguides: Numerical Modeling
 

Multipole Method and Source Model Technique: Software

Mode Solvers for Microstructured or Photonic Crystal Fibers

CUDOS MOF Utilities

Free software developed and can be licensed by CUDOS/University of Sydney group.

The CUDOS MOF Utilities are a software package to compute and analyze the modes of microstructured optical fibers (MOFs), also called photonic crystal fibers.

Capabilities:

  • The CUDOS MOF Utilities use the multipole method to compute the modes.
  • The first public release of the CUDOS MOF Utilities can deal with inclusions/holes with circular cross-sections in a homogeneous, isotropic matrix surrounded by an optional cladding and jacket.
  • Elliptic inclusions/holes, hexagonal cores, or other non-circular inclusions can not be simulated.
  • Holes should not intersect or touch each other.

Applications:

  • MOF modes
  • Dispersion curves
  • Mode field distribution
  • Structural losses
  • Mode effective area
  • A mode's Bloch transform or Wijngaard test

Related publications:

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Source-Model Technique Package (SMTP)

Free software developed by Professor Yehuda Leviatan's group (Technion).

The SMTP is a code for modal analysis of photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) and other dielectric waveguides.

Capabilities:

  • Source model technique is implemented
  • Mode calculations in dielectric cylindrical structures that have a piecewise-homogeneous, yet otherwise arbitrary, cross-section
  • Modeling of PCFs with arbitrary shaped inclusions/holes
  • Written in MATLAB 7.x
  • Includes an easy to use graphical user interface
  • High index contrasts and dispersive media can be handled
  • Permittivity models for silica and noble metals are included
  • The input can be defined either by a Matlab code or as a binary image of the cross-section

Applications:

  • PCF modes
  • Losses
  • Phase effective index
  • Group-velocity dispersion
  • Anisotropic PCFs

Related publications:

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