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Modelling leaky photonic wires: A mode solver comparison

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We present results from a mode solver comparison held within the frameworkof the European COST P11 project. The structure modelled is a high-index contrast photonic wire in silicon-on- insulator subject to substrate leakage. The methods compared are both in-house developed and commercial, and range from effective index and perturbation methods, over finite-element and finite-difference codes, beam propagation methods, to film mode matching methods and plane wave expansion methods.

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Bienstman, P., Selleri, S., Rosa, L. et al. Modelling leaky photonic wires: A mode solver comparison. Opt Quant Electron 38, 731–759 (2006).

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