Defining Materials & Channel


To define the materials and the channel, perform the following procedure.

Step Action
1 From the File menu, select New.The Initial Properties dialog box appears.
2 Click Profiles And Materials.

The Profile Designer opens and displays the Options dialog box.

–    Change the Master library path if required, and then click OK to close the Options dialog box.

3 Under OptiBPM Designer 1, in the Materials folder, right-click the Dielectric folder.

A context menu appears.

4 Select New (see Figure 1).

The Dielectric1 dialog box appears.

BPM - Figure 1 Create a new dielectric material

Figure 1: Create a new dielectric material

5 Type the following information (see Figure 2):

Name: Guide

3D Isotropic Refractive Index (Re:): 1.5

BPM - Figure 2 New dielectric material

Figure 2: New dielectric material

6 Click the 2D Isotropic tab, and unselect the Use Default check box. (The

script will change the 2D Index value, so it should not be linked to the 3D

value by a default definition.

Click Store.

7 Repeat steps 3 to 6 to create a second material. Type the following information:

Name: Clad

2D Isotropic Refractive Index (Re:) 1.45

8 Under OptiBPM Designer 1, in the Profiles folder, right-click the Channel folder.

A context menu appears.

9 Select New.

The ChannelPro1 dialog box appears.

10 Under 2D profile definition, from the Material drop-down list, select Guide (see Figure 3).

BPM - Figure 3 2D profile definition material—Guide

Figure 3: 2D profile definition material—Guide

11 To save the setting, click Store.
12 Close the Profile Designer to return to OptiBPM_Designer.