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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8755–8768

Dispersion and stability analysis for a finite difference beam propagation method

J. de-Oliva-Rubio, I. Molina-Fernández, and R. Godoy-Rubio  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8755-8768 (2008)

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Applying continuous and discrete transformation techniques, new analytical expressions to calculate dispersion and stability of a Runge-Kutta Finite Difference Beam Propagation Method (RK-FDBPM) are obtained. These expressions give immediate insight about the discretization errors introduced by the numerical method in the plane-wave spectrum domain. From these expressions a novel strategy to adequately set the mesh steps sizes of the RK-FDBPM is presented. Assessment of the method is performed by studying the propagation in several linear and nonlinear photonic devices for different spatial discretizations.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2008
Published: May 30, 2008

J. de-Oliva-Rubio, I. Molina-Fernández, and R. Godoy-Rubio, "Dispersion and stability analysis for a finite difference beam propagation method," Opt. Express 16, 8755-8768 (2008)

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