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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2999–3005

Core-Confined Beam Propagation Method for Guiding and Leaky Structures

Jonathan Andreasen and Miroslav Kolesik

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 18, pp. 2999-3005 (2013)

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We propose a beam propagation method variant, which only requires the computational grid to span the core region of a waveguiding structure. Optical fields outside are accounted for through semitransparent boundary conditions. The method is fast, simple to implement, and accurate over a wide range of wavelengths. It is applicable to both guiding and leaky structures, with sufficiently strong contrast between refractive indices in the core, substrate, and cladding.

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Jonathan Andreasen and Miroslav Kolesik, "Core-Confined Beam Propagation Method for Guiding and Leaky Structures," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 2999-3005 (2013)

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