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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2003
  • pp: 1931–1941

Polarization effects in tapered dielectric waveguides

Ge Jin, Shouyuan Shi, Ahmed Sharkawy, and Dennis W. Prather  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 16, pp. 1931-1941 (2003)

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The 3D finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is used to analyze the polarization effects in two kinds of linearly tapered optical waveguides: slab waveguides with only lateral tapers and rectangular cross section waveguides with both lateral and vertical tapers. For the slab waveguides, each guided mode of both the back reflected and output powers are determined and compared. For rectangular cross section waveguides, the output power of TE and TM modes with respect to taper length are computed and compared.

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OCIS Codes
(000.0000) General : General
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2003
Published: August 11, 2003

Ge Jin, Shouyuan Shi, Ahmed Sharkawy, and Dennis Prather, "Polarization effects in tapered dielectric waveguides," Opt. Express 11, 1931-1941 (2003)

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