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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 14 — Jul. 12, 2004
  • pp: 3156–3170

Bragg reflection waveguides with a matching layer

Amit Mizrahi and Levi Schächter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 14, pp. 3156-3170 (2004)

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It is demonstrated that Bragg reflection waveguides, either planar or cylindrical, can be designed to support a symmetric mode with a specified core field distribution, by adjusting the first layer width. Analytic expressions are given for this matching layer, which matches between the electromagnetic field in the core, and a Bragg mirror optimally designed for the mode. This adjustment may change significantly the characteristics of the waveguide. At the particular wavelength for which the waveguide is designed, the electromagnetic field is identical to that of a partially dielectric loaded metallic or perfect magnetic waveguide, rather than a pure metallic waveguide. Either a planar or coaxial Bragg waveguide is shown to support a mode that has a TEM field distribution in the hollow region.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2004
Published: July 12, 2004

Amit Mizrahi and Levi Schächter, "Bragg reflection waveguides with a matching layer," Opt. Express 12, 3156-3170 (2004)

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