Applications of Finite Element Method: Modelling of optical waveguides and fibers

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In this module, we will use an example that builds on a previous module: how to model optical fibres and obtain their modal properties in commercial FE software with variation in wavelength/frequency of operation. The inclusion of dispersion and calculation of derived quantities (from the field) such as mode field area, effective area etc. will be discussed in this module.

What you will learn:

  • Build a model for optical fibers with variation in wavelength/frequency of operation
  • Describe the concept of parametric sweep
  • Compute the parametric sweep

This course is part of the following course program:

Finite Element Method for Photonics

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend: Electrical engineer, Systems engineer, Hardware engineer, Design engineer, Product engineer,  Communication engineer, Lead engineer, Project engineer


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Arti Agrawal

Arti Agrawal is an expert in numerical modelling methods for Photonics and has co-authored a text book “Finite element modelling methods for Photonics” published by Artech House as well as edited a book, “Recent Trends in Computational Photonics” published by Springer. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Data and Electrical Engineering at University of Technology Sydney. Her research interests are modelling of photonics devices: spiral fibres, solar cells, photonic crystals etc. and development of numerical methods. Arti is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist as well as a Senior Member of IEEE. She writes a blog

Publication Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5386-8596-9

Applications of Finite Element Method: Modelling of optical waveguides and fibers
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP577
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH