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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2004
  • pp: 393–402

Accurate simulation of two-dimensional optical microcavities with uniquely solvable boundary integral equations and trigonometric Galerkin discretization

Svetlana V. Boriskina, Phillip Sewell, Trevor M. Benson, and Alexander I. Nosich  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 393-402 (2004)

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A fast and accurate method is developed to compute the natural frequencies and scattering characteristics of arbitrary-shape two-dimensional dielectric resonators. The problem is formulated in terms of a uniquely solvable set of second-kind boundary integral equations and discretized by the Galerkin method with angular exponents as global test and trial functions. The log-singular term is extracted from one of the kernels, and closed-form expressions are derived for the main parts of all the integral operators. The resulting discrete scheme has a very high convergence rate. The method is used in the simulation of several optical microcavities for modern dense wavelength-division-multiplexed systems.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2003
Published: March 1, 2004

Svetlana V. Boriskina, Phillip Sewell, Trevor M. Benson, and Alexander I. Nosich, "Accurate simulation of two-dimensional optical microcavities with uniquely solvable boundary integral equations and trigonometric Galerkin discretization," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 393-402 (2004)

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