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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Amnon Yariv, "Coupled-wave formalism for optical waveguiding by transverse Bragg reflection," Opt. Lett. 27, 936-938 (2002)