Modeling of a waveguide polymer electrooptic (EO) modulator based on a resonant excitation of surface plasmons was used as a benchmark test for several beam propagation methods (BPM's). Wave-optical analysis of the structure is presented, and the results of four implementations of three numerical modeling methods are mutually compared and discussed.
Hoekstra, H., Lambeck, P., Krijnen, G. J. M., Ctyroky, J., De minicis, M., Sibilia, C., ... Pregla, R. (1998). A COST 240 benchmark test for beam propagation methods applied to an electrooptical modulator based on surface plasmons. Journal of lightwave technology, 16(10), 1921-1927. https://doi.org/10.1109/50.721081