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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1998
  • pp: 3253–3255

Modal behavior in single-mode slab waveguides consisting of inhomogeneous cores

Koichi Sagawa and Kyohei Sakuda  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3253-3255 (1998)

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We present an analytical method for TE and TM modes in weakly guiding inhomogeneous single-mode slab waveguides. Based on our results, the modal behavior or propagation constants depend on index profiles of the waveguides. It is important to know how the modal behavior depends on the index profile in single-mode waveguides, because it determines wave-front characteristics of propagating modes.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

Original Manuscript: June 3, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 1997
Published: May 20, 1998

Koichi Sagawa and Kyohei Sakuda, "Modal behavior in single-mode slab waveguides consisting of inhomogeneous cores," Appl. Opt. 37, 3253-3255 (1998)

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