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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 936–938

Coupled-wave formalism for optical waveguiding by transverse Bragg reflection

Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 936-938 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000936


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Abstract

A formalism is presented for optical waveguiding by means of Bragg reflection. The theory provides analytic expressions for field modal profiles, dispersion, and attenuation. Waveguiding in line defects of photonic bandgap crystals, a special case of the theory, is used as an example. Quantized allowed widths of the guiding channel are predicted.

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

Citation
Amnon Yariv, "Coupled-wave formalism for optical waveguiding by transverse Bragg reflection," Opt. Lett. 27, 936-938 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-11-936


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