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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11631–11652

Numerical calculations of ARROW structures by pseudospectral approach with Mur’s absorbing boundary conditions

Chia-Chien Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11631-11652 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011631


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Abstract

The pseudospectral method, proposed in our previous work, has not yet been constructed for optical waveguides with leaky modes or anisotropic materials. Our present study focuses on antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides (ARROWS) made by anisotropic materials. In contrast to the fields in the outermost subdomain expanded by Laguerre-Gaussian functions for guided mode problems, the fields in the high-index outermost subdomain are expanded by the Chebyshev polynomials with Mur’s absorbing boundary condition (ABC). Accordingly, the traveling waves can leak freely out of the computational window, and the desirable properties of the pseudospectral scheme, i.e., provision of fast and accurate solutions, can be preserved. A number of numerical examples tested by the present approach are shown to be in good agreement with exact data and published results achieved by other numerical methods.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

Citation
Chia-Chien Huang, "Numerical calculations of ARROW structures by pseudospectral approach with Mur’s absorbing boundary conditions," Opt. Express 14, 11631-11652 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-24-11631


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