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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1982
  • pp: 1163–1166

Propagation characteristics of a multilayered thin-film optical waveguide with a buffer layer

Tokuo Miyamoto and Michiko Momoda  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 9, pp. 1163-1166 (1982)

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A mode-matching method is applied for precise numerical analysis of the propagation characteristics of a four-layer thin-film optical waveguide with a plano-convex layer, whose accurate description has been difficult so far. In the computation, the effects of the buffer layer on the dispersion relation and the field distribution for a few lower-order modes are investigated.

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Tokuo Miyamoto and Michiko Momoda, "Propagation characteristics of a multilayered thin-film optical waveguide with a buffer layer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1163-1166 (1982)

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