INTEGRATED OPTICS DESIGN: SOFTWARE TOOLS AND DIVERSIFIED APPLICATIONS
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- Wächter C. (2006) INTEGRATED OPTICS DESIGN: SOFTWARE TOOLS AND DIVERSIFIED APPLICATIONS. In: Janz S., Ctyroky J., Tanev S. (eds) Frontiers in Planar Lightwave Circuit Technology. NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, vol 216. Springer, Dordrecht
The design of integrated optics (IO) devices requires dedicated numerical algorithms and related software. Today's commercial tools cover a wide range of the needs, and manifold tasks can be solved this way. A short survey on specific IO-design tools and other design software that is related to particular aspects of IO is given. The basic physics and math behind the graphical user interface is discussed in some detail for a few of the popular schemes for mode solving and field propagation. Aspects of system design and the multi-physics character of IO-microsystems are considered, and the potential complexity of IO-design is demonstrated for a micro-optical coupling of a fibre and a photonic crystal waveguide.
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