Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Investigation of optical integrated circuit functionality by transfer matrix method modelling
Author(s): K. J. Jackson; R. F. O'Dowd
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

In general most commercially available tools for optical integrated circuit (OIC) analysis are based on the beam propagation method (BPM) and involve a proportionally increasing amount of computational effort with increasing circuit size. An alternate approach to simulate the operation of complex OICs is proposed in this paper where a complex OIC is first divided into behavioural sub-components. Then a transfer matrix method (TMM) representation of each sub-component is employed to examine the functionality of the optical circuit. TMM matrix entries of the sub-components are generated via quasi-analytical techniques such as coupled mode theory for coupling sections and conformal mappings for bent waveguide sections. The above method can often provide a more transparent view of the circuit behaviour. A simulation and comparison of the TMM approach against a BPM analysis is provided for some fundamental circuit elements

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5827, Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering, (8 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604869
Show Author Affiliations
K. J. Jackson, National Univ. of Ireland/Dublin (Ireland)
R. F. O'Dowd, National Univ. of Ireland/Dublin (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5827:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering
Thomas J. Glynn; John T. Sheridan; Brian W. Bowe; Ronan F. O'Dowd; Gerard M. O'Connor; Aidan J.H. Flanagan; Gerard D. O'Sullivan; Gerald Byrne; Jonathan Magee, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top