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Advances in the development of simulation tools for integrated optics devices: FDTD, BPM, and mode-solving techniques
Author(s): Stoyan Tanev; Dazeng Feng; Steven Dods; Velko Peyov Tzolov; Z. Jan Jakubczyk; Chengkun Chen; Pierre Berini; Christoph A. Waechter; Helder F. Pinheiro; Andres P. L. Barbero; Hugo E. Hernandez-Figueroa
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Paper Abstract

In the present paper we review the state of the art of two complementary propagation techniques with applications for integrated optics device modeling: the Finite-Difference Time-Domain and the Beam Propagation Method. In both cases we focus on their main features such as the types of propagation schemes and the material effects that can be modeled. In addition, we also consider a 2D mode solver based on a complex root finding procedure - a representative mode solving technique that is of significant interest for design and modeling of leaky mode based devices. Each of the methods is illustrated with appropriate simulation examples of devices and waveguide structures being of current research interest: photonic band gap structures, waveguide gratings, ARROW waveguides etc. The selected examples show the power of the methods as well as the consistency and the complementarity of their results when applied together.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2001
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 4277, Integrated Optics Devices V, (15 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.426784
Show Author Affiliations
Stoyan Tanev, Optiwave Corp. (Canada)
Dazeng Feng, LightCross, Inc. (Canada)
Steven Dods, Optiwave Corp. (Canada)
Velko Peyov Tzolov, Optiwave Corp. (Canada)
Z. Jan Jakubczyk, Optiwave Corp. (Canada)
Chengkun Chen, Nortel Networks (Canada)
Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Christoph A. Waechter, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Helder F. Pinheiro, Univ. Federal Fluminense (Brazil)
Andres P. L. Barbero, Univ. Federal Fluminense (Brazil)
Hugo E. Hernandez-Figueroa, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4277:
Integrated Optics Devices V
Giancarlo C. Righini; Seppo Honkanen, Editor(s)

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