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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1494–1496

Modeling magnetic photonic crystals with lossy ferrites using an efficient complex envelope alternating- direction-implicit finite-difference time-domain method

Gurpreet Singh, Eng Leong Tan, and Zhi Ning Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1494-1496 (2011)

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In this Letter, we present an efficient complex-envelope alternating-direction-implicit finite-difference time-domain (CE-ADI-FDTD) method for the transient analysis of magnetic photonic crystals with lossy ferrites. The proposed CE-ADI-FDTD method is generally formulated for a saturated ferrite with anisotropic permittivity tensor and ferrite loss. Auxiliary differential equations for modeling saturated ferrite and Maxwell’s curl equations are first cast into a first-order differential system in a CE form. Then, by using an efficient ADI splitting formulas, the proposed CE-ADI-FDTD method is attained in a very concise form with few and simple right-hand side terms. The performance of the proposed method is validated and compared with the explicit FDTD method.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2011
Published: April 15, 2011

Gurpreet Singh, Eng Leong Tan, and Zhi Ning Chen, "Modeling magnetic photonic crystals with lossy ferrites using an efficient complex envelope alternating-direction-implicit finite-difference time-domain method," Opt. Lett. 36, 1494-1496 (2011)

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