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  • Editor: Micha
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9202–9210

Generalized transverse Bragg waveguides

D. B. Burckel and S. R. J. Brueck  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9202-9210 (2005)

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A coupled-mode analysis of 2-D generalized transverse Bragg waveguides (GTBW) with tilted distributed Bragg reflectors is presented. As a result of the absence of inversion symmetry about a plane perpendicular to the guiding stripe, the modes supported by these guides are not separable into the familiar form of transverse standing wave and longitudinal traveling-wave components. This fundamental change in the modal description yields new and potentially useful guided-mode behavior. Expressions for the spatial distribution of the optical field, phase and group velocity, and the dispersion relation as well as applications of GTBW are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: September 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

D. Burckel and S. Brueck, "Generalized transverse Bragg waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 9202-9210 (2005)

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