Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 359–371

Complex FEM modal solver of optical waveguides with PML boundary conditions


DOI: 10.1023/A:1010886632146

Cite this article as:
Selleri, S., Vincetti, L., Cucinotta, A. et al. Optical and Quantum Electronics (2001) 33: 359. doi:10.1023/A:1010886632146


A full-wave modal analysis of two-dimensional, lossy and anisotropic optical waveguides using the finite element method (FEM) is presented. In order to describe the behavior of radiating fields, anisotropic perfectly matched layer boundary conditions are applied for the first time in modal solvers. The approach has been implemented using high order edge elements. The resulting sparse eigenvalue algebraic problem is solved through the Arnoldi method. Application to an antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide is reported.

finite element methodfull vector modal analysisintegrated opticsoptical waveguidesperfectly matched layers

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Selleri
    • 1
  • L. Vincetti
    • 1
  • A. Cucinotta
    • 1
  • M. Zoboli
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'InformazioneUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze dell'IngegneriaUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly