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Simple effective tests for beam propagation method programs
Author(s): Mihail M. Dumitrescu; Ovidiu D. Iancu; Jean Michel Karam
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Paper Abstract

In view of the increased need of an effective, practical and unified test set to evalute the modeling capabilities of beam propagation method (BPM) based programs, we prose an incident set of tests to be used for a standard evaluation. The proposed test have been chosen to be simple, easy to implement and enable a fairly good evaluation without the need of any experiment. Interesting aspects of the tests' results and some straightforward, practical criteria to estimate program capabilities and to tune the simulation parameters are presented. A cross-checking between 'Mode Solver' based and BPM based programs is also put into discussion. A paraxial error evaluation method is presented and the transverse mesh influence on the paraxial error is analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4068, SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics, (23 February 2000);
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Mihail M. Dumitrescu, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Ovidiu D. Iancu, Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (Romania)
Jean Michel Karam, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4068:
SIOEL '99: Sixth Symposium on Optoelectronics
Teodor Necsoiu; Maria Robu; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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