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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18152–18163

Simulation of three-dimensional waveguide discontinuities by a full-vector mode-matching method based on finite-difference schemes

Jianwei Mu and Wei-Ping Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18152-18163 (2008)

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A rigorous full-vector analysis based on the finite-difference mode-matching method is presented for three-dimensional optical wave propagation problems. The computation model is facilitated by a perfectly matched layer (PML) terminated with a perfectly reflecting boundary condition (PRB). The complex modes including both the guided and the radiation fields of the three-dimensional waveguide with arbitrary index profiles are computed by a finite-difference scheme. The method is applied to and validated by the analysis of the facet reflectivity of a buried waveguide and the power exchange of a periodically loaded dielectric waveguide polarization rotator.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2008
Published: October 22, 2008

Jianwei Mu and Wei-Ping Huang, "Simulation of three-dimensional waveguide discontinuities by a full-vector mode-matching method based on finite-difference schemes," Opt. Express 16, 18152-18163 (2008)

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