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Applying optical design methods to the development of application specific photonic crystal fibres. / Berghmans, Francis; Geernaert, Thomas; Napierala, Marek Adam; Baghdasaryan, Tigran; Sonnenfeld, Camille; Sulejmani, Sanne; Nasilowski, T.; Mergo, P.; Martynkien, T.; Urbanczyk, W.; Beres-Pawlik, E.; Thienpont, Hugo.

Optical Systems Design 2012. SPIE, 2012. 85500B (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8550).

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Berghmans, F, Geernaert, T, Napierala, MA, Baghdasaryan, T, Sonnenfeld, C, Sulejmani, S, Nasilowski, T, Mergo, P, Martynkien, T, Urbanczyk, W, Beres-Pawlik, E & Thienpont, H 2012, Applying optical design methods to the development of application specific photonic crystal fibres. in Optical Systems Design 2012., 85500B, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 8550, SPIE, SPIE Optical Systems Design 2012, Barcelona, Spain, 26/11/12.

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@inproceedings{fbcacfd9a808418199d70c28a0df65df,
title = "Applying optical design methods to the development of application specific photonic crystal fibres",
abstract = "Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCFs) are well known for allowing the implementation of specific waveguiding features that cannot be achieved with conventional optical fibres. This results from the design flexibility of the holey structure in the PCF cladding and/or core regions. Today PCFs have found applications for example in supercontinuum generation, optical sensing and fibre lasers. They are now also being combined with fibre Bragg gratings, more specifically in the fields of optical fibre sensing and all-fibre laser applications. In this contribution we discuss how we applied micro-optical design methods based on commercially available software such as MODE Solutions and FDTD Solutions from Lumerical Solutions, Inc. and COMSOL Multiphysics (R) combined with MATLAB (R) scripting and additional optimization methods to develop microstructured fibres for three different purposes, i.e. PCF structures that facilitate Bragg grating inscription, PCF structures that enable temperature insensitive pressure measurements and bendable PCFs with a very large mode area for high power short pulse fibre lasers. For the three cases we describe the fibre design methods and property simulations as well as the tolerance studies that take into account manufacturing imperfections as well as possible variations in material parameters.",
keywords = "LARGE-MODE-AREA; BRAGG GRATING INSCRIPTION, LOW BENDING LOSS; FEMTOSECOND LASER;, MICROSTRUCTURED FIBERS; HYDROSTATIC-PRESSURE, HOLEY FIBERS; IR LASER; PERFORMANCE; TECHNOLOGY",
author = "Francis Berghmans and Thomas Geernaert and Napierala, {Marek Adam} and Tigran Baghdasaryan and Camille Sonnenfeld and Sanne Sulejmani and T. Nasilowski and P. Mergo and T. Martynkien and W. Urbanczyk and E. Beres-Pawlik and Hugo Thienpont",
year = "2012",
language = "English",
isbn = "9780819493019",
series = "Proceedings of SPIE",
publisher = "SPIE",
booktitle = "Optical Systems Design 2012",
address = "United States",

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AU - Berghmans, Francis

AU - Geernaert, Thomas

AU - Napierala, Marek Adam

AU - Baghdasaryan, Tigran

AU - Sonnenfeld, Camille

AU - Sulejmani, Sanne

AU - Nasilowski, T.

AU - Mergo, P.

AU - Martynkien, T.

AU - Urbanczyk, W.

AU - Beres-Pawlik, E.

AU - Thienpont, Hugo

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N2 - Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCFs) are well known for allowing the implementation of specific waveguiding features that cannot be achieved with conventional optical fibres. This results from the design flexibility of the holey structure in the PCF cladding and/or core regions. Today PCFs have found applications for example in supercontinuum generation, optical sensing and fibre lasers. They are now also being combined with fibre Bragg gratings, more specifically in the fields of optical fibre sensing and all-fibre laser applications. In this contribution we discuss how we applied micro-optical design methods based on commercially available software such as MODE Solutions and FDTD Solutions from Lumerical Solutions, Inc. and COMSOL Multiphysics (R) combined with MATLAB (R) scripting and additional optimization methods to develop microstructured fibres for three different purposes, i.e. PCF structures that facilitate Bragg grating inscription, PCF structures that enable temperature insensitive pressure measurements and bendable PCFs with a very large mode area for high power short pulse fibre lasers. For the three cases we describe the fibre design methods and property simulations as well as the tolerance studies that take into account manufacturing imperfections as well as possible variations in material parameters.

AB - Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCFs) are well known for allowing the implementation of specific waveguiding features that cannot be achieved with conventional optical fibres. This results from the design flexibility of the holey structure in the PCF cladding and/or core regions. Today PCFs have found applications for example in supercontinuum generation, optical sensing and fibre lasers. They are now also being combined with fibre Bragg gratings, more specifically in the fields of optical fibre sensing and all-fibre laser applications. In this contribution we discuss how we applied micro-optical design methods based on commercially available software such as MODE Solutions and FDTD Solutions from Lumerical Solutions, Inc. and COMSOL Multiphysics (R) combined with MATLAB (R) scripting and additional optimization methods to develop microstructured fibres for three different purposes, i.e. PCF structures that facilitate Bragg grating inscription, PCF structures that enable temperature insensitive pressure measurements and bendable PCFs with a very large mode area for high power short pulse fibre lasers. For the three cases we describe the fibre design methods and property simulations as well as the tolerance studies that take into account manufacturing imperfections as well as possible variations in material parameters.

KW - LARGE-MODE-AREA; BRAGG GRATING INSCRIPTION

KW - LOW BENDING LOSS; FEMTOSECOND LASER;

KW - MICROSTRUCTURED FIBERS; HYDROSTATIC-PRESSURE

KW - HOLEY FIBERS; IR LASER; PERFORMANCE; TECHNOLOGY

M3 - Conference paper

SN - 9780819493019

T3 - Proceedings of SPIE

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