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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1383–1387

Analysis of integrated optical waveguides: variational method and effective-index method with built-in perturbation correction

Anurag Sharma  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 1383-1387 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.18.001383


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Abstract

We show analytically that for the modal analysis of rectangular waveguides, the recently developed effective-index method with built-in perturbation correction is identical to the first-iteration cycle of the variational method that we had developed earlier [Opt. Quantum Electron. 12, 517 (1989)]. We also show that in a number of cases the accuracy improves considerably through iteration beyond the first cycle.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2000
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2000
Published: June 1, 2001

Citation
Anurag Sharma, "Analysis of integrated optical waveguides: variational method and effective-index method with built-in perturbation correction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 1383-1387 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-18-6-1383


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