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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1197–1206

Boundary element analysis of dielectric waveguides

Tao Lu and David O. Yevick  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 1197-1206 (2002)

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We apply the boundary element method to the analysis of optical waveguides. After summarizing constant and linear element algorithms for both two- and three-dimensional simulations, we introduce a new recursive series procedure for constructing the diagonal matrix elements. We then demonstrate that our method can be employed to minimize the reflectivity of optical waveguide antireflection coatings with both straight and angled facets.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

Original Manuscript: October 16, 2001
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2001
Published: June 1, 2002

Tao Lu and David O. Yevick, "Boundary element analysis of dielectric waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1197-1206 (2002)

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