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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Sep. 25, 2004
  • pp: 137–146

Eigenmode of Anisotropic Planar Waveguide

Gyeong-Il Kweon, Seung Hwang-bo, and Cheol-Ho Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 137-146 (2004)


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Abstract

A new method of obtaining the eigenmode of an anisotropic planar waveguide is studied. The planar waveguide can be composed of an arbitrary number of isotropic or uniaxially anisotropic layers, provided all the optical axes arc lying in the incidence plane. Since the equation of motion for the TE mode is not different from that for the TE mode in an isotropic planar waveguide, only the equation of motion for the TM mode is of any concern. For this kind of device structure, the Maxwell's equations can be solved for one component of the electric field and one component of the magnetic field. The resulting coupled set of equations is linear in the propagation constant and the eigenmode can be easily obtained using canned numerical routines.

© 2004 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2004
Published: September 1, 2004

Citation
Gyeong-Il Kweon, Seung Hwang-bo, and Cheol-Ho Kim, "Eigenmode of Anisotropic Planar Waveguide," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 8, 137-146 (2004)
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