Analysis of Lossy Dielectric Guides by Transverse Magnetic Field Finite Elements Method

Philip Cheung, M. Silveira, Anand Gopinath

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Recently a transverse magnetic field formulation of the finite element method for solving lightwave propagation in lossless optical waveguides was demonstrated using only two components of the magnetic field. We extend this formulation to include loss in the waveguides, and compare the results from this formulation with those of other formulations for three different types of waveguides. Our results from the new approach show good agreement with those from previously published data. No perturbation technique is needed to arrive at these results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1873-1875
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1995

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received June 20, 1994; revised June 6, 1995. This work is supported in part by Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sa0 Paulo-FAPESP, under Contract 92J3142-2, and in part by the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Duluth campus, and the Minnesota Super- computer Institute. P. Cheung is with the Deptartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN 55812 USA. M. Silveira is with the Universidade Federal de Sa0 Carlos, Sa0 Carlos, SP 13560, Brazil. A. Gopinath is with the Deptartment of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA. IEEE Log Number 9413727.


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