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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 701–703

Field transfer decay and interferometry in coupled waveguides with stochastic sources

Dominic F. Siriani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 5, pp. 701-703 (2011)

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Coupled waveguides, such as those used as optical filters, switches, or couplers, are investigated in the context of coherence theory. A stochastic source is introduced to the standard coupled-mode model. Decay in the power transferred between the waveguides as a function of distance is predicted. Application of this result in the form of an interferometric spectrometer is explored.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2011
Published: February 24, 2011

Dominic F. Siriani, "Field transfer decay and interferometry in coupled waveguides with stochastic sources," Opt. Lett. 36, 701-703 (2011)

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