Multio mode optical fiber plasmonic sensor


    • Seyed Mohammadhossein Enjaviarsanjan

      Hi everyone,

      I have a question regarding simulating a multi-mode fiber with a gold-covered core to investigate the effect of changing the refractive index of the surrounding medium on its reflectance. Since the fiber has a large core size of 400 micrometers and is multi-mode, my question has two parts:

      1. Which simulation module would be more efficient in this case? FDTD 3D takes an unreasonable amount of time, so can I use EME instead?
      2. How can I excite multiple modes of the fiber simultaneously?

      Thank you for your help.

    • Guilin Sun
      Ansys Employee

      I believe this will depend on how much the index change is. If it can change the mode effective index on the 4 or 5th digits, you can use FDE to analyse the mode property. If the index change is small and need long section to reflect such change, 3D FDTD will be required.

      Foe one specific mode, you can use symmetry BCs to reduce the simulation volume and thus increase the simulation speed: Symmetric and anti-symmetric BCs in FDTD and MODE

      If it is for singlw wavelength or small wavelength range, you can use EME.

      exiting more than one mode will depend on the solver you use:

      EME can get S parameters with several different modes, as long as you specify the modes in the ports.

      If you use FDTD and port, only one mode at a time. You may need to consider the physical meaning of multi-mode injection by use of several mode sources. 

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