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    • #10674

      The question is easy, but I don´t know the answer 😛
      It is possible to make a model of a PCF selectively infiltrated with an anisotropic material?

    • #10789
      Aurelien Duval
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      Hi,

      Are you looking for some kind of diffusion process (as the term “infiltrated” would imply)? If it’s the case, then OptiBPM / OptiMode would be a good match.
      If you just want to change the refractive index of the PCF “glass” material, you would need to define a dielectric material in the profiles and materials designer and check the “anisotropic” box. You will then be able to input diagonal elements of the permitivity tensor.

    • #10879
      Tech Support
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      To add to Aurelien’s answer: We have a mode solver in OptiMode that can accommodate anisotropic material. It will be possible to draw a photonic crystal structure and include anisotropic materials in this. When the anisotropic mode solver is called, it will find the modes.

    • #11031
      Aseel Ibrahim
      Participant

      Hi,
      please could we do the same procedure if we want to design HC-PCF filled with material with some kind of material?
      thankx

      • #11050
        Tech Support
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        It depends on the details of the design of the Photonic Crystal Fiber. We can simulate some of them, but not all.

    • #11557

      Thanks for your help.
      The material I was thinking is a Liquid Crystal, a birrefringence material. Could it be possible to made a simulation with a PCF infiltrated with this material and study the change of the guiding properties (modes) due to the change of the orientation of the molecules?

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