OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 6, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1981
  • pp: 601–603

Scattering of optical guided waves by waveguide surface roughness: a three-dimensional treatment

D. G. Hall  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 12, pp. 601-603 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.6.000601


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (363 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The scattering of optical guided waves by waveguide surface roughness has been analyzed in three dimensions. The scattered fields were determined by satisfying the boundary conditions to first order in the height of the surface roughness. The utility of the theory for practical problems is illustrated by developing explicit formulas for the power radiated by a TE guided wave into the medium above the planar waveguide. These formulas are expressed in terms of the surface autocorrelation function.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 1981
Published: December 1, 1981

Citation
D. G. Hall, "Scattering of optical guided waves by waveguide surface roughness: a three-dimensional treatment," Opt. Lett. 6, 601-603 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-6-12-601


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. A recent review was given by J. M. Elson, J. M. Bennett, “Vector scattering theory,” Opt. Eng. 18, 116 (1979).
  2. J. T. Boyd, D. B. Anderson, “Effect of waveguide optical scattering on the integrated optical spectrum analyzer dynamic range,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 437 (1978). [CrossRef]
  3. D. Marcuse, “Mode conversion caused by surface imperfections of a dielectric slab waveguide,” Bell. Syst. Tech. J. 48, 3187 (1969).
  4. Y. Suematsu, K. Furuya, M. Hakuta, K. Chiba, “Farfield radiation pattern caused by random wall distortion of dielectric waveguides and determination of correlation length,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 56-C, 62 (1973).
  5. D. G. Hall, “Comparison of two approaches to the waveguide scattering problem,” Appl. Opt. 19, 1732 (1980). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. E. Kröger, E. Kretschmann, “Scattering of light by slightly rough films including plasma resonance emission,” Z. Phys. 237, 1 (1970). [CrossRef]
  7. J. M. Elson, J. M. Bennett, “Relation between the angular dependence of scattering of the statistical properties of optical surfaces,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 31 (1979). [CrossRef]
  8. See, for example, H. Kogelnik, “Theory of dielectric waveguides” in Integrated Optics, T. Tamir, ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1979), p. 47.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited