Modified Numerical Technique for Beam Propagation Method Based on the Galerkin's Technique

Guosheng PU  Tetsuya MIZUMOTO  Yoshiyuki NAITO  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E77-C   No.3   pp.510-514
Publication Date: 1994/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Opto-Electronics
Keyword: 
modified FE-BPM,  nonuniform sampling spacing,  absorbing boundary,  dielectric waveguide,  

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Summary: 
A modified beam propagation method based on the Galerkin's technique (FE-BPM) has been implemented and applied to the analysis of optical beam propagation in a tapered dielectric waveguide. It is based on a new calculation procedure using non-uniform sampling spacings along the transverse coordinate. Comparison with a conventional FE-BPM shows a definite improvement in saving computation time. The differences of a propagation field and a mean square power given by the proposed FE-BPM are discussed in comparison with the conventional FE-BPM.