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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1333–1339

Metal iris influence on guided-mode diffraction

Panagiotis G. Gerolymatos, Alexander B. Manenkov, Ioannis G. Tigelis, and Angelos J. Amditis  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 1333-1339 (2006)

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The effects of the presence of metal irises on guided-mode propagation through a symmetrical three-layer slab waveguide are examined by using the integral equation method. The aperture electric field distribution is expressed in terms of a finite series of Chebyshev polynomials. The modal reflection and transmission coefficients, the near-field structure, and the far-field radiation pattern are calculated, while numerical results are presented for several iris apertures.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2005

Panagiotis G. Gerolymatos, Alexander B. Manenkov, Ioannis G. Tigelis, and Angelos J. Amditis, "Metal iris influence on guided-mode diffraction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1333-1339 (2006)

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