The mode structure and attenuation constants in parabolic hollow waveguides with arbitrary parabolic domains are investigated based on the exact vector field expressions and characteristic equations. Normalized attenuation charts are provided for a variety of mode numbers, parities, and polarizations. The analysis is not restricted to parabolic waveguides with a symmetric cross section.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2007
Published: August 20, 2007
Rodrigo J. Noriega-Manez and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Mode structure and attenuation characteristics of hollow parabolic waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2273-2278 (2007)