Applications

Photonic Crystal Fiber Temperature Sensor using OptiMode

Photonic crystal fibers (PCF) have been extensively investigated for chemical, bio-medical, and environmental sensing applications. PCF provides a unique platform for realizing the desired modal dispersion, birefringence, confinement, and multiplicity characteristics. This can be attributed to the freedom in designing the microstructure geometry. Of significant importance for sensing applications, various chemical, biological, and inorganic materials…

Photonic Crystal Fiber Bio-chemical Sensor using OptiMode

Photonic crystal fibers (PCF) are attractive for chemical, biomedical, and environmental sensing applications. The freedom in designing the microstructure geometry provides a unique platform for realizing the desired modal dispersion, birefringence, confinement and multiplicity characteristics. Of significant importance to these features, chemical, biological and inorganic materials can be introduced to the PCF by selective hole…

Optical System — Photonic Crystal Fiber Supercontinuum Generation

Photonic crystal fiber (PCF) provides a unique platform for realizing the desired dispersion, birefringence, confinement, and mode multiplicity characteristics for myriad of applications. This can be attributed to the freedom in designing the shape, size and arrangement of holes and material composition of the PCF. Using the vector finite element method (VFEM) mode solver in…

Optical System Parameter Optimization

Learn how to setup, manage, and analyze optimizations using OptiSystem. We investigate single parameter, multi-parameter & gain flattening scenarios.   Download the full PDF guide.    

FBG Fiber Loop Mirror Sensor Design Basics

Fiber loop mirror configurations have been used in several different applications. One important application is sensing. Inserting a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) in the fiber loop mirror allows exploiting the switching feature of the loop mirror to enable enhanced sensing and accessing capabilities.

Polarization Splitter with Holey Fiber using OptiMode

Elliptical-hole core circular-hole holey fibers (EC-CHFs) can be engineered to provide absolutely single polarization transmission.

Nano Photonic Imager

This example demonstrates the operation of a nanophotonic coherent imager (4 x 4 pixels)

Signal Quality Ratios

When designing or analyzing the performance of an analog or digital link, the following signal metrics are commonly used…

Optical Receiver Analysis (PIN-TIA-LA)

The overall performance of a point-to-point optical communication link is normally defined based on the minimum average optical power, measured at the input to the optical receiver…

Matched Filter Analysis

A matched filter is an ideal filter which acts upon a received signal so as to maximize its signal to noise ratio (SNR). Under conditions of additive white Gaussian noise, the SNR…