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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 524–526

Polarization properties of evanescent couplers

A. Ankiewicz, A. Altintas, and A. W. Snyder  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 524-526 (1988)

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While there have been several attempts recently to extend the accuracy of vector coupled-mode theory beyond the usual first-order expression for evanescent couplers, as yet no analytical method is available for describing the polarization properties of couplers with a large core–cladding index jump. Here we present a quasi-static approximation for couplers of low V value, where V is the usual waveguide parameter.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 24, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

A. Ankiewicz, A. Altintas, and A. W. Snyder, "Polarization properties of evanescent couplers," Opt. Lett. 13, 524-526 (1988)

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