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Propagation of Gaussian beams in GRIN media with hyperbolic secant profile
Author(s): Carmen Bao; Carlos C. Gomez-Reino; Ramakant Srivastava
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Paper Abstract

We study propagation of gaussian beam through an inhomogeneous planar optical waveguide whose refractive index profile is characterize by the hyperbolic secant function n2(x) equals n02sech2((alpha) x). It is shown that this profile can contract, expand or maintain the width of a beam incident with the beam waist at the input end of the waveguide. We also obtain an analytical expression for the mode width of the fundamental mode of the hyperbolic secant media.

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Date Published: 22 October 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2943, Gradient-Index Optics in Science and Engineering, (22 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255538
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Carmen Bao, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Carlos C. Gomez-Reino, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Ramakant Srivastava, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2943:
Gradient-Index Optics in Science and Engineering
Maksymilian Pluta; Mariusz Szyjer, Editor(s)

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