Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 157–171

On beam propagation methods for modelling in integrated optics

  • H. J. W. M. Hoekstra

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018549904885

Cite this article as:
Hoekstra, H.J.W.M. Optical and Quantum Electronics (1997) 29: 157. doi:10.1023/A:1018549904885


In this paper the main features of the Fourier transform and finite difference beam propagation methods are summarized. Limitations and improvements, related to the paraxial approximation, finite differencing and tilted structures are discussed.

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© Chapman and Hall 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. W. M. Hoekstra
    • 1
  1. 1.Lightwave Device Group, MESA Research InstituteUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands