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Modeling of optical bending losses in multimode waveguides by ray tracing
Author(s): Hao Liu; Paul Yager
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Paper Abstract

Existing numerical methods of optical waveguide modeling are generally not applicable to the multimode regime because of the enormous computing power required. We have found that a ray tracing algorithm can be useful in modeling multimode waveguides. To test the method, a commercial ray tracing software package was used. Two sets of numerical data from literature on multimode waveguide bending losses were compared with predictions of the ray tracing models; results agree well with the data. This technique can be applied in multimode waveguide design where previous methods were too computing-intensive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2396, Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation, (1 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208426
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Hao Liu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Paul Yager, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2396:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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