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Efficient simulation of optical nonlinear cavity circuits

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Recently, we proposed a node-based framework that can be used to simulate large circuits of nonlinear photonic components both in the time-domain and in the frequency-domain. In that framework, components are described using a flexible and very general ‘node’-definition, allowing to simulate circuits that contain a wide variety of components with different physical effects. In this paper, we extend the node-definition of this framework such that the linear coupling between access waveguides and resonance states in optical resonators can be more explicitly incorporated, reducing the simulation time in large-scale cavity circuits.

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Correspondence to Thomas Van Vaerenbergh.

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This work is supported by the Human Brain Project, the IAP Photonics@be of the Belgian Science Policy Office and the ERC NaResCo Starting grant. T.V.V. is supported by the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) for a Ph.D. Grant.

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Van Vaerenbergh, T., Fiers, M., Dambre, J. et al. Efficient simulation of optical nonlinear cavity circuits. Opt Quant Electron 47, 1471–1476 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-015-0123-4

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Keywords

  • Modeling
  • Nanophotonics
  • Integrated circuits