Accurate Solution of the Paraxial Wave Equation Using Richardson Extrapolation

V. R. Chinni, C. R. Menyuk, P. K.A. Wai

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Richardson extrapolation is used along with the mid- step Euler finite difference method to solve the paraxial wave equation. Highly accurate solutions can be efficiently obtained using this combined approach. Numerical results are presented for wave propagation in a straight integrated optical waveguide and a Y-junction waveguide. Discretization errors in both the propagation and the transverse dimension can be systematically eliminated by using Richardson extrapolation. Accuracies on the order of 1011or better are obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-411
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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