Numerical analysis of photonic crystal fibres

Zdanowicz, Mariusz Rafal (2008) Numerical analysis of photonic crystal fibres. MRes thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Numerical methods for the simulation of photonic structures bring serious advantages in the field of research and design. Well prepared modelling techniques allow simulation of the demanded characteristics prior to fabrication of the device, or in some case the experimentally observed properties of fabricated devices to be understood in detail.

This thesis describes work to develop a numerical algorithm based on the real distance paraxial finite-difference vectorial beam propagation method (FDVBPM). The algorithm is based on Maxwell Equations, simplified to the time independent diffusion equation. The program was developed at the National Institute of Telecommunications in Warsaw. This work will describe the validation process of the code, and the problems encountered when the presented method was applied to the simulation of Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCF).

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MRes)
Supervisors: Benson, T.M.
Keywords: PCF, numerical modelling, finite-difference
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501 Applied optics. Phonics
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 10480
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2016 02:33

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