Analysis of hollow optical fiber couplers using the compact two-dimensional finite-difference time-domain method

Kun Wook Chung, Sungwon Kim, Jaesheung Shin, Shizhuo Yin

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    Abstract

    The coupling characteristics of newly proposed hollow optical fiber (HOF) couplers are rigorously analyzed using the compact 2-D finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. The FDTD-simulated coupling efficiency as a function of the coupling length, and the transverse electric field distributions of the higher-order mode converted by the HOF couplers, are investigated. We propose that the designed HOF couplers can be used for various optical devices such as side-pumping doubleclad fibers, mode splitters, and power monitors.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number015007
    JournalOptical Engineering
    Volume45
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Engineering(all)

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