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Design and simulation tools for optical microresonators
Author(s): Stephen C. Greedy; Svetlana V. Boriskina; Phillip Sewell; Trevor Mark Benson
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Paper Abstract

Dielectric resonators promise high functionality components for future optoelectronic integrated circuit applications. Accurate modeling of these components is a prerequisite to their successful deployment in innovative configurations. This paper will compare and contrast a wide variety of simulation techniques, developed by ourselves, that can be used for design. These encompass, (1) ful wave analytical integral equation methods which yield high accuracy and fast computation but are structure specific, (2) direct numerical simulation based upon high performance finite difference schemes which offer significant flexibility at the cost of computational overheads, (3) fast yet accurate semi- analytical approaches which can often provide sufficiently accurate result for the purposes of practical design at a fraction of the effort, in terms of both computational and pre-processing analysis as required by the former methods. The relative merits of the methods will be illustrated through their application to the design of practical components for a variety of systems. These will include examining the resonant frequencies, the quality factors and the field profiles of the lower order modes and the whispering gallery modes of dielectric resonators. Specific applications of interest are in the fields of filters, coupling elements and lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4277, Integrated Optics Devices V, (15 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.426802
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen C. Greedy, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Svetlana V. Boriskina, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Phillip Sewell, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Trevor Mark Benson, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

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

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