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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3194–3196

Highly efficient noniterative full-vectorial beam propagation method based on the alternating-direction implicit scheme

Yang Ji, Binfeng Yun, Guohua Hu, and Yiping Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3194-3196 (2007)

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A novel alternating-direction implicit method is developed for the full-vectorial wave equation. The cross-coupling terms are split off from the full-vectorial propagation operator, and their inversions are performed separately by a noniterative method at each step. The present method shows good performance in efficiency by comparison with the iterative method. It can be proved that the algorithm is of second-order accuracy along the propagating direction. To examine the accuracy of the present algorithm, it is compared with previously presented formulas, and the results show that it maintains high accuracy.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2007
Published: October 26, 2007

Yang Ji, Binfeng Yun, Guohua Hu, and Yiping Cui, "Highly efficient noniterative full-vectorial beam propagation method based on the alternating-direction implicit scheme," Opt. Lett. 32, 3194-3196 (2007)

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