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Efficient time-domain beam-propagation method for modelingintegrated optical devices

Masoudi, H.M. and Al-Sunaidi, M.A. and Arnold, J.M. (2001) Efficient time-domain beam-propagation method for modelingintegrated optical devices. Lightwave Technology, Journal of, 19.

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Abstract

A new efficient technique that models the behavior of pulsed optical beams in homogenous medium, metallic and dielectric waveguides, is introduced and verified using both linear nondispersive and dispersive examples that have analytical predictions. Excellent accuracy results have been observed. The method is called time-domain beam-propagation method (TD-BPM) because it is similar to the classical continuous-wave BPM with additional time dependence. The explicit finite difference and the Du Fort-Frankel approaches were used to discretize the TD-BPM equation. Comparisons between these techniques are also given with the application of the perfectly matched layers as spatial boundary conditions to the Du Fort-Frankel. Then the TD-BPM was successfully applied to model a two-dimensional dielectric Y-junction. It is concluded that the new technique is more efficient than the traditional finite-difference TD method, especially in modeling large optical devices



Item Type:Article
Date:May 2001
Date Type:Publication
Subjects:Computer
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Electrical Engineering Dept
Creators:Masoudi, H.M. and Al-Sunaidi, M.A. and Arnold, J.M.
ID Code:14833
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:24 Jun 2008 16:51
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:16

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