The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 223, Issue 10, pp 1949–1957 | Cite as

Vectorial whispering gallery mode solvers based on straight waveguide modes

  • W. Yu
  • S. Herchak
  • T. Lu
Regular Article WGM Theory
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In this paper, whispering gallery mode solvers based on a set of corresponding straight waveguide modes are proposed. The solvers project whispering gallery modes onto a linear combination of straight waveguide modes through a cavity residual operator eigensolution formalism and direct straight waveguide expansion procedures. With these implementations, a perfectly matched layer can be imposed at the cavity computation window edges automatically and optical properties of plain and metal coated silica microtoroids can be analyzed from a novel viewpoint. Additionally, the techniques can be employed in cavity mode matching methods for the modelling of cavities that strongly scatter light.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Cavity Mode Resonance Wavelength Perfectly Match Layer Mode Solver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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