We propose the use of V-I matrices well known in microwave engineering to the analysis of photonic devices, especially those based on multilayer dielectrics. As an application we present a novel fast effective index method for the analysis of fiber Bragg gratings based on the use of V-I transmission matrices. It combines the exactitude of traditional effective index methods and the speed of coupled-mode methods.
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José Capmany, Miguel A. Muriel, Salvador Sales, Juan José Rubio, and Daniel Pastor, "Microwave V-I Transmission Matrix Formalism for the Analysis of Photonic Circuits: Application to Fiber Bragg Gratings," J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 3125- (2003)