BeamsFree-space propagation of Gaussian beams, beam spreading, interference of co-and counter-propagating beams at different angles of incidence.
WaveguidingDirectional propagation of guided modes, propagating- and standing waves, codirectional evanescent coupling between adjacent cores.
FacetsLight propagation across the end facets of slab waveguides, total reflection in case of a specific multimode configuration.
BendsPropagation along curved slab waveguides with different bend radii, field/radiation pattern, propagation and attenuation constants.
CrossingPerpendicular crossing of two slab waveguides, single- and multimode configurations with different core widths.
Photonic crystal waveguide90o-bend in a photonic crystal waveguide, a rectangular lattice of square rods, access waveguides included.
Square microresonatorA circuit with a square microcavity between two bus waveguides, spectral power transmission and field pattern at resonance and nearby.
Square microcavityA square microcavity with perpendicular bus waveguides, a resonant waveguide T-junction; power spectrum and field examples.
Rectangular cavitiesConfigurations with different aspect ratio and orientation, spectral power transmission, field pattern at major and minor resonances.
Add-drop-filterTwo square microcavities, direct coupling and interaction through bus waveguides, add-drop-filter functionality.
High-contrast gratingsFinite corrugated dielectric membranes, normal incidence of Gaussian beams, varying number of periods, 2-D QUEP simulations.
Resonator chainA sequence of square dielectric cavities, evanescent guided wave excitation at one end, resonant field pattern, spectral amplitudes assigned to the individual cavities.
LettersRectangular arrangement of dielectric squares and specific spacers; all pieces of the composite structure resonate at the same frequency.
MicroringCircular microring-resonator, two bus channels, radial fundamental resonances, HCMT model (bend-mode based), spectral transmission.
MicrodiskCircular microdisk-resonator, two bus channels, radial fundamental and first order resonances, QUEP simulations (staircase approximation).
CROWShort coupled resonator optical waveguide, three coupled micro-rings, straight access channels, HCMT model (bend-mode based), spectral transmission.
Photonic moleculeSymmetric arrangement of three micro-rings, excitation through a slab channel, HCMT analysis (WGM-based), Transmission resonances, supermodes with and without bus.
Bend-straight-couplersConventional CMT-analysis (3D) of couplers made of a bent and a straight waveguide; basis: WMM modes for straight channels.
Periodic waveguideInfinite regular sequence of high-contrast dielectric squares, 1-D periodicity, Floquet-Bloch modes, band structure diagram.
Cross-strip interferometerLaterally unguided, vertically guided light traverses a rib of specific dimensions, a polarizer configuration.
CirculatorConcept for a polarization-independent integrated optical circulator, 3D, unidirectional magnetooptic polarization converters combined with polarization splitters.
— examples in the manual of the Metric simulation tools —-
WaveguideLight propagation along a symmetric three layer slab waveguide.
CouplingEvanescent interaction between two identical parallel cores, periodic beating pattern.
FacetRectangular slab waveguide facet, guided wave reflection and divergence of transmitted waves.
CornerSharp 90o corner in a slab waveguide, a lot of radiative loss.
T-junctionPerpendicular slab waveguides, partial lateral guided power transmission and radiation loss.
CrossingIntersection of two cores at 90o, guided wave reflection, transmission, lateral routing, and radiation loss.
Square microresonatorA square dielectric cavity with two perpendicular bus channels, a resonant configuration.
HoleLight propagation across a single hole in a nonsymmetric slab waveguide, radiation pattern.
Bragg gradingA deeply etched, short waveguide Bragg grating (4 periods), reflector configuration.
Defect cavityA short, deeply etched waveguide Bragg grating with central defect, transmission resonance.
Photonic crystal waveguideA missing row in a square lattice of rods; the light enters and exits the photonic crystal region through conventional waveguides.
PC waveguide bend90o bend in a 2D photonic crystal waveguide, input and output via conventional waveguides.
Square microresonatorResonance in a square dielectric cavity with two parallel port waveguides.
— examples in the WMM-manual —
Waveguide couplingEvanescent interaction between two parallel channels, intensity distribution on the cross section, animation of mode beating with propagation distance.
Multimode interferenceA wide multimode rib, localized excitation, multimode interference, animation of the quasi-periodic focusing pattern with propagation distance.