Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 35, Issue 10, pp 931–946

An FDTD analysis of photonic crystal waveguides comprising third-order nonlinear materials

  • E. P. Kosmidou
  • T. D. Tsiboukis

DOI: 10.1023/A:1025122517879

Cite this article as:
Kosmidou, E.P. & Tsiboukis, T.D. Optical and Quantum Electronics (2003) 35: 931. doi:10.1023/A:1025122517879


A finite difference time domain (FDTD) study of two-dimensional photonic crystals containing nonlinear materials is presented in this paper. An appropriate Z-transform oriented formulation of the FDTD method for the simulation of third-order nonlinear Kerr- and Raman-type media is analyzed and applied to model nonlinear photonic crystal waveguide structures. For their reflectionless termination a novel perfectly matched layer (PML) is proposed and evaluated comparatively to other periodic and inhomogeneous absorbers. Furthermore, the absorbing efficiency of the proposed PML is investigated varying its parameters.

FDTD methods nonlinear optics perfectly matched layers photonic crystals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Kosmidou
    • 1
  • T. D. Tsiboukis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-ThessalonikiGreece;

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