Wide-angle full-vector beam propagation methods (BPMs) for three-dimensional wave-guiding structures can be derived on the basis of rational approximants of a square root operator or its exponential (i.e., the one-way propagator). While the less accurate BPM based on the slowly varying envelope approximation can be efficiently solved by the alternating direction implicit (ADI) method, the wide-angle variants involve linear systems that are more difficult to handle. We present an efficient solver for these linear systems that is based on a Krylov subspace method with an ADI preconditioner. The resulting wide-angle full-vector BPM is used to simulate the propagation of wave fields in a Y branch and a taper.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2003
Published: March 1, 2004
Siu Lit Chui and Ya Yan Lu, "Wide-angle full-vector beam propagation method based on an alternating direction implicit preconditioner," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 420-425 (2004)