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Full-vectorial beam propagation method in anisotropic and inhomogeneous structures
Author(s): Francesca Castaldo; Giancarlo Abbate; Enrico Santamato
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Paper Abstract

We present a theoretical and numerical model of light beam propagation in anisotropic and inhomogeneous dielectric structures, obtained as an extension of the scalar FFT-BPM. We solve Maxwell's equations in the Generalized Geometric Optics Approximation (GGOA), which neglects the reflected fields. This is a full-vectorial model because it takes into account the polarization effects due both to the anisotropy and to inhomogeneity of the medium. We have implemented a first version of a numerical code exploiting this method. Some preliminary tests are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3620, Integrated Optics Devices III, (26 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.343739
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Francesca Castaldo, INFM and Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Giancarlo Abbate, INFM and Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Enrico Santamato, INFM and Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3620:
Integrated Optics Devices III
Giancarlo C. Righini; S. Iraj Najafi, Editor(s)

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