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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1661–1665

Differential coupled mode analysis and the Poincare sphere

Stephen R. Chinn  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 1661-1665 (1989)

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The use of Poincare sphere visualization of two-coupled-mode problems is reviewed, and a new vector form of the usual integrated optics differential equations is presented. Unlike previous similar treatments involving propagation over discrete uniform intervals, we show the relationship of the differential form of the coupled mode equations to the Stokes-Mueller formalism, using the Feynman-Vernon-Hellwarth method for the two-level Schrodinger equation. A specific example is given for the tuned fiber coil optical isolator, for which the present method allows a solution by inspection.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 11, 1988
Published: May 1, 1989

Stephen R. Chinn, "Differential coupled mode analysis and the Poincare sphere," Appl. Opt. 28, 1661-1665 (1989)

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