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Investigation of optical integrated circuit functionality by transfer matrix method modelling
Author(s): K. J. Jackson; R. F. O'Dowd
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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
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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)

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