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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2050–2053

Accurately calculating high quality factor of whispering-gallery modes with boundary element method

Chang-Ling Zou, Yong Yang, Yun-Feng Xiao, Chun-Hua Dong, Zheng-Fu Han, and Guang-Can Guo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 2050-2053 (2009)

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A new method based on the boundary element method (BEM) is developed to calculate high quality factors of whispering-gallery modes by studying the Poynting vector. The method has high calculation accuracy, which exceeds traditional methods with the same PC computation resource. To demonstrate the feasibility of the present method, circular and quadrupole microcavities are investigated with this method and compared with the results by analytical and finite element method (FEM) results, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2009
Published: October 9, 2009

Chang-Ling Zou, Yong Yang, Yun-Feng Xiao, Chun-Hua Dong, Zheng-Fu Han, and Guang-Can Guo, "Accurately calculating high quality factor of whispering-gallery modes with boundary element method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2050-2053 (2009)

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