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Optical Engineering

Computer-aided design system for optical waveguide devices
Author(s): Ari Tervonen
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Paper Abstract

A computer-aided design system for integrated devices is described, combining guided-wave circuit layout design and beam-propagation simulation of waveguide optics. The layout design includes efficient ways of generating various waveguide routing geometries, interfaced with generation of data on the lithographic mask geometry and with a simulator of optical propagation through waveguide devices. The optical simulator includes two alternative algorithms for the beam-propagation method algorithms. Additional modules connected with specific waveguide fabrication technologies are described. Calculation examples are included, applying the system to problems handled in published literature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(9) doi: 10.1117/12.208081
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 9
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Ari Tervonen, Optonex Ltd. (Finland)


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