Full-Vectorial Mode Analysis of Rib Waveguides by Iterative Lanczos Reduction

Pao Lo Liu, B. J. Li

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2859-2863
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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