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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1991
  • pp: 2519–2522

Method of equivalent refractive indices in multi-quantum-well waveguides with arbitrarily shaped base periods

Zhuangqi Cao, Chun Hu, and Guoliang Jin  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 8, Issue 12, pp. 2519-2522 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.8.002519


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Abstract

A new formalism for equivalent refractive indices in multi-quantum-well (MQW) waveguides with arbitrarily shaped base periods, which uses the transfer matrix technique in the thin-film approximation, has been developed for TM and TE polarizations. It clearly illustrates the intrinsic birefringence feature and can be used to produce the dispersion relation of MQW waveguides in a way that is more straightforward than in previous methods.

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Zhuangqi Cao, Chun Hu, and Guoliang Jin, "Method of equivalent refractive indices in multi-quantum-well waveguides with arbitrarily shaped base periods," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2519-2522 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-8-12-2519


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