Recent progress in modeling passive and active optical microstructures via direct time integration of Maxwell's equations

Rose M. Joseph, Susan C. Hagness, Allen Taflove

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Abstract

The finite-difference time-domain (FD-TD) numerical solver for Maxwell's equations is used to model problems in nonlinear optics. Since FD-TD makes no assumptions about pulse bandwidth or preferred direction of scattering, and can account for frequency-dependent material properties that vary on a submicron scale, it can provide optical design engineers with an unprecedented level of detailed field information, including pulse dynamics. This paper presents FD-TD computed results for a variety of passive and active optical microstructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-269
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2481
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventPhotonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 17 1995Apr 17 1995

Keywords

  • Finite-difference time-domain
  • Laser model
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Numerical modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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