A highly efficient computer simulation code is developed to perform full-vectorial mode analysis of rib or channel waveguides. On a workstation, the mode profile and index can be calculated in 410 s if a 192 x 192 grid is used. The code is based on the iterative Lanczos reduction technique. Although the matrix representation of the transverse Helmholtz operator is slightly asymmetric in the vectorial mode analysis, the Lanczos reduction procedure can still converge to the eigenmode. Results for several rib waveguides are presented. They are compared to the results of the vectorial finite-element method and semi vectorial analysis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering