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)