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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1237–1246

Modeling of cavities using the analytic modal method and an open geometry formalism

Jakob Rosenkrantz de Lasson, Thomas Christensen, Jesper Mørk, and Niels Gregersen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 1237-1246 (2012)

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We present an eigenmode expansion technique for calculating the properties of a dipole emitter inside a micropillar. We consider a solution domain of infinite extent, implying no outer boundary conditions for the electric field, and expand the field on analytic eigenmodes. In contrast to finite-sized simulation domains, this avoids the issue of parasitic reflections from artificial boundaries. We compute the Purcell factor in a two-dimensional micropillar and explore two discretization techniques for the continuous radiation modes. Specifically, an equidistant and a nonequidistant discretization are employed, and while both converge, only the nonequidistant discretization exhibits uniform convergence. These results demonstrate that the method leads to more accurate results than existing simulation techniques and constitutes a promising basis for further work.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2012
Published: June 6, 2012

Jakob Rosenkrantz de Lasson, Thomas Christensen, Jesper Mørk, and Niels Gregersen, "Modeling of cavities using the analytic modal method and an open geometry formalism," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 1237-1246 (2012)

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