Calculating microstructured optical fiber loss using the finite-difference time-domain algorithm

M. J. Steel, Hongling Rao, R. Scarmozzino

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution


We demonstrate the calculation of loss in microstructured optical fibers using the finite-difference time-domain algorithm. The method uses direct modal propagation with longitudinal periodic boundary conditions. We compare the results to existing methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 Digest of LEOS Summer Topical Meeting
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780379829, 9780780379824
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 IEEE/LEOS - Summer Topical Meeting - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Jul 200316 Jul 2003


Other2003 IEEE/LEOS - Summer Topical Meeting


  • Boundary conditions
  • Finite difference methods
  • Finite element methods
  • Optical design
  • Optical fiber losses
  • Optical fibers
  • Optical propagation
  • Photonic band gap
  • Propagation losses
  • Time domain analysis

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