|Editors||A. Gulistan, S. Ghosh and B. M. A. Rahman|
|Title||Machine learning approach for computing optical properties of a photonic crystal fiber|
|Afilliation||Communication Systems, Machine Learning|
|Project(s)||No Simula project|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Publisher||Optical Society of America|
Photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) are the specialized optical waveguides that led to many interesting applications ranging from nonlinear optical signal processing to high-power fiber amplifiers. In this paper, machine learning techniques are used to compute various optical properties including effective index, effective mode area, dispersion and confinement loss for a solid-core PCF. These machine learning algorithms based on artificial neural networks are able to make accurate predictions of above-mentioned optical properties for usual parameter space of wavelength ranging from 0.5-1.8 µm, pitch from 0.8-2.0 µm, diameter by pitch from 0.6-0.9 and number of rings as 4 or 5 in a silica solid-core PCF. We demonstrate the use of simple and fast-training feed-forward artificial neural networks that predicts the output for unknown device parameters faster than conventional numerical simulation techniques. Computation runtimes required with neural networks (for training and testing) and Lumerical MODE solutions are also compared.