
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 crosssections in a homogeneous, isotropic matrix surrounded by an optional cladding and jacket.
 Elliptic inclusions/holes, hexagonal cores, or other noncircular 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:
 D. I. Yeom et al., Tunable acoustic gratings in solidcore photonic bandgap fiber, Opt. Express 15, 3513 (2007).
 M. Szpulak et al., Comparison of different methods for rigorous modeling of photonic crystal fibers, Opt. Express 14, 5699 (2006),
 P. Steinvurzel e al., Single scatterer Fano resonances in solid core photonic band gap fibers, Opt. Express 14, 8797 (2006),
 P. Steinvurzel et al., Long period grating resonances in photonic bandgap fiber, Opt. Express 14, 3007 (2006),
 N. M. Litchinitser et al., Application of an ARROW model for designing tunable photonic devices, Opt. Express 12, 1540 (2004),
 B. T. Kuhlmey et al., Bloch method for the analysis of modes in microstructured optical fiber, Opt. Express 12, 1769 (2004),
 S. Campbell et al., Differential multipole method for microstructured optical fibers, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1919 (2004).
 T. P. White et al., Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers I. formulation : Errata, J. Opt. Soc. B. 20, 1581 (2003).
 T. P. White et al., Resonance and scattering in microstructured optical fibers, Opt. Lett. 27, 1977 (2002),
 T. P. White et al., Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers I : formulation, J. Opt. Soc. B. 19, 2322 (2002).
 T. P. White et al., Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers II : implementation and results, J. Opt. Soc. B. 19, 2331 (2002),
 T. P. White et al., Calculations of airguided modes in photonic crystal fibers using the multipole method, Opt. Express 9, 721 (2001),
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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 piecewisehomogeneous, yet otherwise arbitrary, crosssection
 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 crosssection
Applications:
 PCF modes
 Losses
 Phase effective index
 Groupvelocity dispersion
 Anisotropic PCFs
Related publications:
 A. Hochman and Y. Leviatan, Efficient and spuriousfree integralequationbased optical waveguide mode solver, Opt. Express 15, 1443114453 (2007).
 M. Szpulak et al., Comparison of different methods for rigorous modeling of photonic crystal fibers, Opt. Express 14, 5699 (2006).
 Hochman and Y. Leviatan, Calculation of confinement losses in photonic crystal fibers by use of a sourcemodel technique, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 474 (2005).
 Hochman and Y. Leviatan, Analysis of strictly bound modes in photonic crystal fibers by use of a sourcemodel technique, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21,1073 (2004).
 Z. Altman et al., "Cutoff frequencies of dielectric waveguides using the multifilament current model," Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 3, 294 (1990).
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