Three-dimensional FDTD method for the analysis of optical pulse propagation in photonic crystal fibers

Juan Juan Hu, Ping Shum, Guobin Ren, Xia Yu, Guanghui Wang, Chao Lu

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We propose a three dimensional finite difference time domain method for analyzing the optical pulse propagation in photonic crystal fibers. The propagating pulse is virtually held in the middle of the problem space as simulation continues by adopting the technique of moving problem space to limit the computation domain size. This method is capable to investigate the pulse propagation in photonic crystal fibers as well as spatial phenomena such as transverse mode profile evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-524
Number of pages6
JournalOptoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008


  • Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD)
  • Photonic crystal fibers (PCF)
  • Pulse propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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