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Development of optical devices simulation software using finite difference method

Talib, Rahmat (2004) Development of optical devices simulation software using finite difference method. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.


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Optical devices are very important part in optical communication system that makes the system work. Reliability, quality, cost and new functionalities become important factors for acceptance of optical devices in telecommunication network as a whole. Optical devices such as switch and coupler, consist of common element is called as waveguide. Thus, the functions of each optical device depend on parameters of the waveguide. In this project, simulation software of the rib waveguide will be developed to obtain optimize parameters for fabrication process, thus minimize the error and cost. Purpose of the simulation is to obtain the electric profile and effective refractive index of the waveguide by input the parameters such as dimension of waveguide structure, refractive index of material and operated wavelength. The mathematic model of waveguide is obtained by using Finite Difference Method based on Scalar Wave Equation. The simulation software is developed using current version of C language, Visual C++ 6. It is provided with new features suitable for Window-Based program. The performance of the developed simulation software is verified by using well established rib waveguide structure. The results obtained from simulation are agreeable with other researcher. It shows that the developed software is comparable with other software available in market.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-5865 Telecommunication. Telegraph.
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Technology
Depositing User: Norfauzan Md Sarwin
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 02:37
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:43
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1314
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