Lesson 3: Create a Single-Bend Device

Defining Materials

To define the materials for the single-bend device, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 From the File menu, select New. The Initial Properties dialog box appears (see Figure 1). Figure 1: Initial Properties dialog box 2 Click Profiles And Materials. The Profile Designer window appears (see Figure 2). Note: To ensure that you can…

Defining Layout Settings

To define the layout settings, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 Click the Default Waveguide tab. 2 In the Profile list, click channel. 3 Click the Wafer Dimensions tab. 4 Type the following values: Length: 800 Width: 50 5 Click the 2D Wafer Properties tab. 6 In the Material list, click cladding. 7 To…

Creating an Arc Waveguide

To create an arc waveguide, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 From the Draw menu, select Arc Waveguide. The cursor changes into a cross-hair. 2 To draw the arc waveguide, in the layout window, click in the left side of the layout, drag the arc towards the right side of the layout window, and…

Inserting an Input Plane

To insert the input plane, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 From the Draw menu, select Input Plane. 2 To insert the input plane, click at the left side of the layout window. The input plane appears (see Figure 10). Figure 10: Input plane 3 To edit the input plane, from the Edit menu,…

Selecting Output Data Files

To select output data files, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 From the Simulation menu, select Additional Output Data. The Additional Output Data dialog box appears (see Figure 17). Figure 17: Additional Output Data dialog box 2 Click the 2D tab. 3 Select the Power In Output Waveguides check box. The Normalization and Output…

Running the Simulation

To run the simulation, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 From the Simulation menu, select Calculate 2D Isotropic Simulation. The Simulation Parameters dialog box appears (see Figure 19). Figure 19: Simulation Parameters dialog box 2 To start the simulation, click Run. The OptiBPM_Simulator appears and the simulation starts. Note: The simulation in this lesson…

Viewing Results in the BPM Analyzer

To view the simulation results in OptiBPM_Analyzer, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 To view and analyze the optical field view, in the directory in OptiBPM_Analyzer, double-click Optical Field Propagation. 2 Click XZ Slice. The optical field view of the simulation results appears (see Figure 27). Figure 27: OptiBPM_Analyzer — Optical Field Propagation 3…