A numerical mode solver for optical structures that conform to cylindrical symmetry using Faraday's and Ampere's laws as starting expressions is developed when electric or magnetic anisotropy is present. The technique builds on the existing Fourier–Bessel mode solver which allows resonator states to be computed exploiting the symmetry properties of the resonator and states to reduce the matrix system. The introduction of anisotropy into the theoretical frame work facilitates the inclusion of PML borders permitting the computation of open ended structures and a better estimation of the resonator state quality factor. Matrix populating expressions are provided that can accommodate any material anisotropy with arbitrary orientation in the computation domain. Several example of electrical anisotropic computations are provided for rationally symmetric structures such as standard optical fibers, axial Bragg-ring fibers and bottle resonators. The anisotropy present in the materials introduces off diagonal matrix elements in the permittivity tensor when expressed in cylindrical coordinates. The effects of the anisotropy of computed states are presented and discussed.

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Keywords Anisotropy, Fourier–Bessel, Nano-optic resonator, Optical resonators, Resonator states
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2017.10.009
Journal Optics Communications
Gauthier, R. (2018). Anisotropic resonator analysis using the Fourier–Bessel mode solver. Optics Communications, 410, 317–327. doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2017.10.009