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Improved finite-difference scheme for vector beam propagation method
Author(s): Jiri Petracek; Allan D. Boardman; Kirat Singh
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Paper Abstract

We developed a novel finite-difference vector beam propagation method for three-dimensional waveguide structures. The method uses a vector electric field propagating in an inhomogeneous medium under slowly varying envelope approximation. The form birefringence and the coupling between transverse field components are taken into account. The scheme proposed for solving coupled paraxial vector wave equations is based on the operator splitting technique. The resulting algebraic equations are tridiagonal. The method is stable and very efficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3320, Tenth Polish-Czech-Slovak Optical Conference: Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301354
Show Author Affiliations
Jiri Petracek, Technical Univ. of Brno (Czech Republic)
Allan D. Boardman, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
Kirat Singh, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3320:
Tenth Polish-Czech-Slovak Optical Conference: Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jerzy Nowak; Marek Zajac, Editor(s)

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