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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1952–1958

Quasi-optics of a planar dielectric waveguide with a dispersive substrate

S. R. Seshadri  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 1952-1958 (1998)

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A quasi-optic model for the treatment of a planar dielectric waveguide having a substrate with material dispersion is presented. An application of the lowest-order waveguide mode to the development of an optical sensor for monitoring the thermal degradation of a film thickness is indicated.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

Original Manuscript: January 5, 1998
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 1998
Published: July 1, 1998

S. R. Seshadri, "Quasi-optics of a planar dielectric waveguide with a dispersive substrate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 1952-1958 (1998)

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