Calculations of air-guided modes in photonic crystal fibers using the multipole method

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Optics Express, 2001, 9 (13), pp. 721 - 732
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We demonstrate that a combination of multipole and Bloch methods is well suited for calculating the modes of air core photonic crystal fibers. This includes determining the reflective properties of the cladding, which is a prerequisite for the modal calculations. We demonstrate that in the presence of absorption, the modal losses can be substantially smaller than in the corresponding bulk medium. © 2001 Optical Society of America.
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