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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Feb. 23, 2004
  • pp: 633–643

Performance analysis of three dimensional high index contrast dielectric waveguides

Ao Jiang, Shouyan Shi, Ge Jin, and Dennis W. Prather  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 633-643 (2004)

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This paper presents the implementation of a parallelized Finite-Difference Time-Domain method, based on the Message Passing Interface (i.e. MPI), which is used to study the modal properties of three-dimensional (3D) dielectric waveguide structures. To this end, we also use the least-square method to obtain the wave vector, β, along the axis of propagation. Lastly, bending losses in arbitrary-angle waveguides are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Original Manuscript: February 3, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2004
Published: February 23, 2004

Ao Jiang, Shouyuan Shi, Ge Jin, and Dennis Prather, "Performance analysis of three dimensional high index contrast dielectric waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 633-643 (2004)

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