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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1999
  • pp: 3904–3910

Theory for a new full-vectorial beam-propagation method in anisotropic structures

Francesca Castaldo, Giancarlo Abbate, and Enrico Santamato  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3904-3910 (1999)

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We present a theoretical model of light-beam propagation in anisotropic and inhomogeneous dielectric structures obtained as a direct extension of the scalar fast-Fourier-transform beam-propagation method. We solve Maxwell’s equations in a generalized geometrical optics approximation, in which the reflected fields are neglected. This is a full-vectorial model because it accounts for the polarization effects that are due to both the anisotropy and the inhomogeneity of the medium.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: September 23, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 1999
Published: June 20, 1999

Francesca Castaldo, Giancarlo Abbate, and Enrico Santamato, "Theory for a new full-vectorial beam-propagation method in anisotropic structures," Appl. Opt. 38, 3904-3910 (1999)

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