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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1608–1616

Accurate analysis of power coupling between two arbitrarily ended dielectric slab waveguides by the boundary-element method

Dao Ngoc Chien, Kazuo Tanaka, and Masahiro Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1608-1616 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.20.001608


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Abstract

The boundary integral equations that are called guided-mode extracted integral equations are applied to the investigation of the power-coupling-properties between two arbitrarily ended dielectric slab waveguides. The integral equations derived in this paper can be solved by the conventional boundary-element method. The reflection and coupling coefficients of the guided wave, as well as the scattering power, are calculated numerically for the case of incident TE guided-mode waves. The results presented are checked by the energy conservation law and the reciprocity theorem. Numerical results are presented for several geometries of coupling, including systems with three-layered symmetrical and asymmetrical slab waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2003
Published: August 1, 2003

Citation
Dao Ngoc Chien, Kazuo Tanaka, and Masahiro Tanaka, "Accurate analysis of power coupling between two arbitrarily ended dielectric slab waveguides by the boundary-element method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1608-1616 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-20-8-1608


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