CHAPTER 5

Radial Effective Index Method for the Analysis of Microstructured Fibers

Kin Seng Chiang*,     Optoelectronics Research Centre, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Vipul Rastogi,     Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttaranchal, India

1 INTRODUCTION

Modal analysis is of the most fundamental importance in the optical waveguide theory, yet modal solutions in exact analytical forms are available only for a limited number of special waveguide geometries. Over the years, there have been rapid advances in optical waveguide technology, and a large number of modal analysis methods have been developed to cope with the increasingly sophisticated waveguide ...

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