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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1976
  • pp: 30–34

Effective electro-optic coefficient of multilayer dielectric waveguides: Modulation enhancement

A. B. Buckman  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 1, pp. 30-34 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.66.000030


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Abstract

A matrix method for calculating the effective refractive index of guided modes on multilayer dielectric waveguides is developed and employed to calculate the effective electro-optic coefficient of such waveguide structures when one of the media composing them is electro-optic. In properly specified three-layer waveguides, enhancement of the effective electro-optic coefficient above the bulk value by as much as a factor equal to the square of the highest refractive index in the structure is possible. The maximum modulation enhancement for the three-layer guide is attainable with loosely, as well as with tightly, confined waveguide modes.

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A. B. Buckman, "Effective electro-optic coefficient of multilayer dielectric waveguides: Modulation enhancement," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 30-34 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-66-1-30


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