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Rapid propagation techniques
Author(s): David Yevick; John Yu; Bjorn Hermansson; Moses Glasner
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate that quantum-mechanical (or optical) path integrals for both time-invariant and time-varying potentials corresponding to longitudinally invariant and longitudinally varying refractive index distributions can be evaluated by a new set of accurate propagation procedures based on expressions for the exponential of any number of noncommuting operators as the product of exponentials of the individual operators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1679, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60473
Show Author Affiliations
David Yevick, Queen's Univ. at Kingston (Canada)
John Yu, Queen's Univ./Kingston (Canada)
Bjorn Hermansson, Telia Research (Sweden)
Moses Glasner, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1679:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices
David Yevick, Editor(s)

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