We demonstrate a new and efficient technique for modeling and simulation of spatially incoherent sources using the Wiener chaos expansion method. By implementing this new model, we show that a practical-size photonic structure with a spatially incoherent input source can be analyzed more than 2 orders of magnitude faster compared with the conventional models without sacrificing the accuracy.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2007
Published: October 26, 2007
Majid Badieirostami, Ali Adibi, Hao-Min Zhou, and Shui-Nee Chow, "Model for efficient simulation of spatially incoherent light using the Wiener chaos expansion method," Opt. Lett. 32, 3188-3190 (2007)