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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1538–1543

Characterization of asymmetric optical waveguides by ray tracing

Xinkang Tian, Guanming Lai, Toyohiko Yatagai, and Masafumi Seki  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 6, Issue 10, pp. 1538-1543 (1989)

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A characterizing technique for radially asymmetric multimode optical waveguides is proposed. By using a precisely measured refractive-index distribution of an asymmetric optical waveguide, ray equations are solved numerically, and practical ray tracing in the asymmetric multimode optical waveguide is realized. The behavior of the asymmetric optical waveguide is evaluated by tracing a number of rays in the asymmetric waveguide. As an example of the technique, some characterizing results are demonstrated. This technique is accurate, fast, and applicable to analyses of arbitrary multimode optical waveguides.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 22, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 1989
Published: October 1, 1989

Xinkang Tian, Masafumi Seki, Guanming Lai, and Toyohiko Yatagai, "Characterization of asymmetric optical waveguides by ray tracing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6, 1538-1543 (1989)

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