An FDTD algorithm for simulating light propagation in anisotropic dynamic gain media

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/555647
Title:
An FDTD algorithm for simulating light propagation in anisotropic dynamic gain media
Authors:
Al-Jabr, A. A.; San Roman Alerigi, Damian ( 0000-0002-3571-6776 ) ; Ooi, Boon S. ( 0000-0001-9606-5578 ) ; Alsunaidi, M. A.
Abstract:
Simulating light propagation in anisotropic dynamic gain media such as semiconductors and solid-state lasers using the finite difference time-domain FDTD technique is a tedious process, as many variables need to be evaluated in the same instant of time. The algorithm has to take care of the laser dynamic gain, rate equations, anisotropy and dispersion. In this paper, to the best of our knowledge, we present the first algorithm that solves this problem. The algorithm is based on separating calculations into independent layers and hence solving each problem in a layer of calculations. The anisotropic gain medium is presented and tested using a one-dimensional set-up. The algorithm is then used for the analysis of a two-dimensional problem.
KAUST Department:
Photonics Laboratory; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Al-Jabr, A. A., DP San Roman Alerigi, B. S. Ooi, and M. A. Alsunaidi. "An FDTD algorithm for simulating light propagation in anisotropic dynamic gain media." In SPIE Photonics Europe, pp. 91341U-91341U. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2014
Publisher:
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Journal:
Proceedings of SPIE
Conference/Event name:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI
Issue Date:
2-May-2014
DOI:
10.1117/12.2051947
Type:
Conference Paper
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http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=10.1117/12.2051947
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Conference Papers; Photonics Laboratory; Photonics Laboratory; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAl-Jabr, A. A.en
dc.contributor.authorSan Roman Alerigi, Damianen
dc.contributor.authorOoi, Boon S.en
dc.contributor.authorAlsunaidi, M. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-25T08:20:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-25T08:20:55Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05-02en
dc.identifier.citationAl-Jabr, A. A., DP San Roman Alerigi, B. S. Ooi, and M. A. Alsunaidi. "An FDTD algorithm for simulating light propagation in anisotropic dynamic gain media." In SPIE Photonics Europe, pp. 91341U-91341U. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2014en
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/12.2051947en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/555647en
dc.description.abstractSimulating light propagation in anisotropic dynamic gain media such as semiconductors and solid-state lasers using the finite difference time-domain FDTD technique is a tedious process, as many variables need to be evaluated in the same instant of time. The algorithm has to take care of the laser dynamic gain, rate equations, anisotropy and dispersion. In this paper, to the best of our knowledge, we present the first algorithm that solves this problem. The algorithm is based on separating calculations into independent layers and hence solving each problem in a layer of calculations. The anisotropic gain medium is presented and tested using a one-dimensional set-up. The algorithm is then used for the analysis of a two-dimensional problem.en
dc.publisherSociety of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=10.1117/12.2051947en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Proceedings of SPIEen
dc.titleAn FDTD algorithm for simulating light propagation in anisotropic dynamic gain mediaen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentPhotonics Laboratoryen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of SPIEen
dc.conference.date2014-04-14 to 2014-04-17en
dc.conference.nameSemiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VIen
dc.conference.locationBrussels, BELen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionPhotonics Group, Electrical Engineering Deptartment, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabiaen
kaust.authorAl-Jabr, Ahmaden
kaust.authorSan Roman Alerigi, Damianen
kaust.authorOoi, Boon S.en
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