1st Edition

Photonics Modelling and Design

By Slawomir Sujecki Copyright 2015
    410 Pages
    by CRC Press

    410 Pages 32 Color & 208 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    410 Pages 32 Color & 208 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Photonics Modeling and Design delivers a concise introduction to the modeling and design of photonic devices. Assuming a general knowledge of photonics and the operating principles of fibre and semiconductor lasers, this book:

    • Describes the analysis of the light propagation in dielectric media
    • Discusses heat diffusion and carrier transport
    • Applies the presented theory to develop fibre and semiconductor laser models
    • Addresses the propagation of short optical pulses in optical fibres
    • Puts all modeling into practical context with examples of devices currently in development or on the market

    Providing hands-on guidance in the form of MATLAB® scripts, tips, and other downloadable content, Photonics Modeling and Design is written for students and professionals interested in modeling photonic devices either for gaining a deeper understanding of the operation or to optimize the design.




    Optical Model

    Active Medium Model

    Heat Diffusion and Stress–Strain Models

    Photonic Device Models


    Light Propagation in Homogenous Media

    Fourier Method

    Optical Beam Reflection and Refraction

    Paraxial and Wide Angle Approximations

    Transmission through Thin Optical Elements


    Optical Waveguides

    Introduction to Optical Waveguide Theory

    Planar Optical Waveguides

    Waveguiding in Planar Optical Waveguides

    Index Guiding Planar Optical Waveguides

    Low Loss Leaky and Gain Guided Planar Optical Waveguides

    Examples of Planar Optical Waveguides

    Slab Optical Waveguide

    Effective Index Method

    Propagation Constant Calculation Techniques for Planar Optical Waveguides

    Comparison of Polarised, Scalar, and Effective Index Approximations

    Optical Fibres

    Waveguiding in Optical Fibres

    Examples of Optical Fibres

    Step Index Circular Optical Fibre

    A "Poor Man’s Approach" to Modelling MOFs

    Propagation Constant Calculation Techniques for MOFs


    Beam Propagation Method


    BPM Algorithms

    Split Operator BPM

    Eigenmode Expansion BPM

    Matrix Expansion BPM

    Bidirectional BPM

    Handling Abrupt Discontinuities

    Handling Multiply Reflected Waves

    Numerical Implementation of BPM

    Boundary Condition

    Dispersion Characteristics

    Staircasing Approximation

    Selected Examples of BPM Application

    Optical Taper

    Oblique and Bent Waveguides

    Y Junction

    Time Domain Analysis

    Time Domain BPM

    Travelling Wave Approach


    Thermal Modelling of Photonic Devices

    Heat Flow

    Heat Flow in Photonic Devices

    Finite Difference Analysis of Heat Flow in Homogenous Media

    Finite Difference Analysis of Heat Flow in Inhomogeneous Media

    Heat Sources, Boundary Conditions, and Thermal Boundary Resistance


    Flow of Current in Semiconductor Photonic Devices


    Potential Distribution in Unbiased p–n Junction

    Potential and Quasi-Fermi Level Distribution in Biased

    p–n Junction

    Modelling of Current Flow in Photonic Semiconductor Devices


    Fibre Amplifiers and Lasers

    Photons and Atoms

    Silica Glass–Doped with Erbium Ions

    Fibre Amplifier Modelling

    Copropagating and Counterpropagating Pump Fibre Amplifier Models

    Amplified Spontaneous Emission

    Fibre Laser Modelling

    Time Domain Models

    Extraction of Modelling Parameters

    Lanthanide Ion Interaction Effects


    Laser Diode Modelling


    0D LD Models

    0D CW Model

    0D Time Domain Model

    0D Spectral Model

    1D Laser Diode Models

    Multidimensional LD Models


    Pulse Propagation in Optical Fibres


    Propagation of Optical Pulses in Fibers

    Split-Step Fourier Method



    Slawomir Sujecki is associate professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. He holds a Ph.D and D.Sc from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Previously he was lecturer and research assistant at the University of Nottingham; researcher at the National Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw, Poland; and lecturer at the Kielce University of Technology, Poland. An IEEE senior member, OSA life member, and NUSOD Conference Program Committee member, Dr. Sujecki has participated in research projects funded by the European Community, including Ultrabright, Bright.EU, Brighter.EU, FastAccess, Copernicus, and MINERVA, and has received fellowships from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, British Council, Royal Society, and Wolfson Foundation.

    "I think the main strength of this book is the detailed discussion of fundamental equations as well as the in-depth comparison of numerical methods. … The author obviously knows what he is writing about from first-hand experience with advanced modeling and practical design of modern devices."
    —Joachim Piprek, NUSOD Institute, Newark, Delaware, USA

    "I like the use of MATLAB®-based example codes. ... I like the fact that the material is all based on the author’s own personal research. This brings a level of detail and understanding. ... The author has considerable experience in developing original BPM and thermal models in the context of high-power laser diodes simulation. He brings both subjects to light with his considerable insight. ... The book draws upon the author’s wide experience in photonics modelling and simulation. It is rigorous in approach, insightful, and very well written."
    —Prof. Trevor Benson, University of Nottingham, UK