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

  • J. P. Meunier
  • J. Pigeon
  • J. N. Massot
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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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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Meunier
    • 1
  • J. Pigeon
    • 1
  • J. N. Massot
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Traitement du Signal et InstrumentationUniversité de Saint-Etienne, UER de SciencesSaint-Etienne CédexFrance

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