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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1985
  • pp: 747–752

In-plane scattering in planar optical waveguides: refractive-index fluctuations and surface roughness

D. G. Hall  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 747-752 (1985)

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The problem of the in-plane scattering of a TE guided wave by both waveguidesurface roughness and refractive-index fluctuations has been analyzed. Simple formulas emerge for the relative strength of the two scattering mechanisms and for the power collected by an off-axis detector. The theory is illustrated by applying it to the case of a step-index slab waveguide.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 27, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 1985
Published: May 1, 1985

D. G. Hall, "In-plane scattering in planar optical waveguides: refractive-index fluctuations and surface roughness," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 747-752 (1985)

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