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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1990
  • pp: 1387–1398

Modulated index structures

George I. Stegeman and Dennis G. Hall  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 7, Issue 8, pp. 1387-1398 (1990)

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We present a brief tutorial overview of the basic physics of periodically modulated index structures and how they affect an incident electromagnetic wave in various simple limits. Discussions of the wave-vector spectrum, coupled-amplitude equations, and finite grating-size effects are included. We also discuss ways of implementing modulated index structures.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 12, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 1990
Published: August 1, 1990

George I. Stegeman and Dennis G. Hall, "Modulated index structures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 1387-1398 (1990)

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