Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 71–83

A general approach to the numerical determination of modal propagation constants and field distributions of optical fibres

Authors

  • J. P. Meunier
    • Laboratoire Traitement du Signal et InstrumentationUniversité de Saint-Etienne, UER de Sciences
  • J. Pigeon
    • Laboratoire Traitement du Signal et InstrumentationUniversité de Saint-Etienne, UER de Sciences
  • J. N. Massot
    • Laboratoire Traitement du Signal et InstrumentationUniversité de Saint-Etienne, UER de Sciences
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00620032

Cite this article as:
Meunier, J.P., Pigeon, J. & Massot, J.N. Opt Quant Electron (1981) 13: 71. doi:10.1007/BF00620032

Abstract

A new approach to modal propagation for optical fibres with arbitrary refractive index profile, based on the Bubnov-Galerkin method, is developed. The theory furnishes an accurate description of modal propagation constants and field distributions. When tested for step-index and truncated parabolic profiles the method is found to agree with the known exact results.

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