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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1994
  • pp: 5642–5649

Application of the variational-moment method to symmetric and nonsymmetric waveguides

Yoav Boim and Amos Hardy  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 5642-5649 (1994)

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The variational-moment method is used to demonstrate the calculation of propagation constants for optical waveguides with arbitrary index profiles. For simplicity, and for comparison with exact numerical solutions, only a few one-dimensional structures are considered. Examples include symmetric and nonsymmetric waveguides. Good agreement with the exact numerical solutions is obtained in most cases, even for the nonsymmetric waveguides.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 26, 1993
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 1994
Published: August 20, 1994

Yoav Boim and Amos Hardy, "Application of the variational-moment method to symmetric and nonsymmetric waveguides," Appl. Opt. 33, 5642-5649 (1994)

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