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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 2027–2036

Rigorous time-domain analysis of dielectric optical waveguides using Hertzian potentials formulation

A. Massaro and T. Rozzi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 2027-2036 (2006)

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This work analyzes a new simulation approach to the evaluation of the time-domain electromagnetic (EM) field by reducing the number of equations to solve. Scalar Helmholtz-equations are utilized in order to determine the electric and magnetic Hertzian-potentials that yield the EM field. The method is applied to the example of optical waveguide arrays by considering the field-perturbation effect due to high dielectric contrast and dielectric discontinuities. The rigorous Hertzian potentials formulation is extended to bi-dimensional structures.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

A. Massaro and T. Rozzi, "Rigorous time-domain analysis of dielectric optical waveguides using Hertzian potentials formulation," Opt. Express 14, 2027-2036 (2006)

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