WIT Press

A Comparison Of Vector Finite Element Formulations For Waveguide Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ES960031

Volume

11

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

844 kb

Author(s)

S. Seller & M. Zoboli

Abstract

A comparison between vectorial and semi-vectorial finite element method (FEM) formulations for modal analysis of dielectric waveg- uides is reported. The influence of the index step and of the mesh distribution on the solution accuracy is investigated. In particular, besides on the effective index, attention is focused on the correctness of the field distributions whose evaluation is a crucial requirement in waveguide analysis and related applications. As many authors have been concentrated on the accuracy of the propagation constant, no useful criteria have been proposed to test the spatial distribution of the unknown field. To overcame this lack two error figures have been introduced and applied to

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