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Rigorous full-vectorial modal analysis of curved integrated optical waveguides: integral equation approach
Author(s): Harrie J. M. Bastiaansen; Hans Blok
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of electromagnetic fields in straight and circularly curved channel waveguides can elegantly be described in terms of guided modes. They represent non-vanishing solutions of the homogeneous Maxwell equations that propagate without deformation through a waveguide. The source-type integral equation method has already proven to be a powerful method for determining the guided modes of a straight channel waveguide configuration. The method is full-vectorial and mathematically rigorous. In this paper, the method is extended to the circularly curved channel waveguide, as encountered in integrated-optical and opto- electronic devices. A multitude of numerical results is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212499
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Harrie J. M. Bastiaansen, PTT Research (Netherlands)
Hans Blok, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2399:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III
Marek Osinski; Weng W. Chow, Editor(s)

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