Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 33, Issue 4–5, pp 327–341 | Cite as

Optical modelling of photonic crystals and VCSELs using eigenmode expansion and perfectly matched layers

  • P. BienstmanEmail author
  • R. Baets


We present a modelling approach for photonic crystal structures and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). This method is based on vectorial eigenmode expansion combined with perfectly matched layer (PML) boundary conditions. Compared to other methods, a relatively small computational effort is required, while at the same time accurate results are obtained, even in the presence of strong scattering and diffraction losses.

absorbing boundary conditions eigenmode expansion photonic crystals PML VCSEL 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Technology/IMECGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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