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By Frederic Zolla, Gilles Renversez, Andre Nicolet, Boris Kuhlmey, Sebastien Guenneau, Didier Felbacq, Alexander Argyros, Sergio Leon-Saval

This e-book goals to supply specialist counsel to researchers skilled in classical expertise, in addition to to these new to the sphere. a number of views on Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCFs) is gifted including an intensive therapy of the theoretical, actual and mathematical foundations of the optics of PCFs. the variety of craftsmanship of the authors is mirrored within the intensity of insurance, with a purpose to gain these drawing close the topic for quite a few purposes and from various backgrounds.

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There are essentially four causes of dispersion [Oko82; SL83]: • Inter-modal dispersion: In a multi-mode fibre, for a given wavelength, different modes are associated with different values of 0 and hence different propagation velocities. This results, for a signal exciting more than one mode, in pulse spreading or echoing, depending on the propagation length. The obvious solution to avoid inter-modal dispersion is to use single-mode fibres. e. the refractive index is wavelength dependent. Spectrally, a pulse of light is associated with a superposition of a range of frequencies, centered on the frequency of the modulated light source.

2. Then we present a simplified approach of the method in order to clearly describe its key ideas and to define the way the electromagnetic fields are expressed. Then, we give the full method. The related sections are more difficult but we try to make it accessible to the majority of interested readers, nearly all the delicate or tedious calculus being done in Appendix B. 3, we sum up the theoretical work of Mclsaac relating to waveguide symmetries and the properties of modal fields, these results being also very useful to classify MOF modes.

The studied system is invariant under any translation in the ^-direction, which implies that the electromagnetic fields associated with an individual mode can have a dependence of exp(i/3z) along z. 1 Therefore (3 is the common z-component of the wave vectors in the core and in the cladding. Since the norms of the wave vectors in the core and in the cladding are ncoko and nCLA:o respectively, /? must be less than or equal to ncoko to propagate in the core and less or equal to nCLfco to propagate in the cladding.

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