Multicore Fiber


#1

Hi all,

Do examples exist in Lumerical of multicore fibers (MCF’s)? If not, anyone have a hint how one could be made?

Thanks,
Joe


#2

If the multicore fiber has a cross section similar to figure 2 of the paper linked here where several circular cores are arranged in a hexagonal array:
https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-18-11-11117#articleFigures

Then it could be set up very similarly to the photonic crystal fiber example here:
https://kb.lumerical.com/en/index.html?diffractive_optics_pcfibre.html

The photonic crystal fiber example uses MODE Solutions’ FDE solver to find and analyze the modes of the fiber.