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New Finite Elements for Large-Scale Simulation of Optical Waves

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New Finite Elements for Large-Scale Simulation of Optical Waves
We present a new method to simulate optical waves in large geometries. This method is based on newly developed finite elements, so-called Trigonometric Finite Wave Elements (TFWEs). They are constructed by linear elements as well as by trigonometric functions such that the one-dimensional Helmholtz equation is exactly solved under certain conditions. In comparison with the Transfer Matrix Method, the TFWE method offers as good results but it can be extended to higher dimensions and it can be applied to time-dynamic problems. The analysis of TFWEs shows that these elements approximate functions with certain oscillation properties more accurately than standard finite elements. Thus, a finite element discretization with TFWEs leads to a smaller system of equations which eases the solving process. Numerical results obtained by applying the TFWE method to the simulation of the optical wave in Distributed Feedback lasers are presented. Key words. wave equation, Helmholtz equation, finite ele...
Britta Heubeck, Christoph Pflaum, Gunther Steinle
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where SIAMSC
Authors Britta Heubeck, Christoph Pflaum, Gunther Steinle
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