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Optical waveguide modeling : techniques and comparison

Mohd. Kassim, Norazan and Ibrahim, Mohd. Haniff and Mohammad, Abu Bakar and Mohd. Supa'at, Abu Sahmah (2008) Optical waveguide modeling : techniques and comparison. In: Recent Developments in Polymer Waveguides and Devices. Penerbit UTM , Johor, p. 9. ISBN 978-983-52-0669-6



In this chapter, a single mode rib optical waveguide is modeled using three distinct methods which include the finite difference method (FD), effective index method (EI) and two dimensional beam propagation method (2D-BPM). Starting from the fundamental equations of Maxwell’s, the functionalities of the said methods in solving the wave equation are discussed. Using a standard rib optical waveguide structure, comparisons between the methods are made in terms of normalized propagation constant values and the obtained results are shown to have a good agreement. The obtained result will be useful in the future process of actual waveguide modelling.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:24954
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:25 Apr 2012 06:27
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