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Reflectivity of two-dimensional waveguide facets using the vector free space radiation mode method
Author(s): Martin Reed; Phillip Sewell; Trevor Mark Benson; P. C. Kendall
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Paper Abstract

In this work the proven free space radiation mode (FSRM) method is extended to determine the polarization dependent reflectivity of a guided mode in a 2D waveguide incident at an arbitrary angle onto a facet. The FSRM method is an attractive semi-analytical method which is fast, simple and accurate and has previously been successful in cross sectional analyses, propagation and 1D facet problems. The method is applicable to a wide variety of practical buried structures with small lateral index variations. Novel 2D results for the reflectivity of polarized and vector modes at a n angled facet are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2994, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices V, (6 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275632
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Martin Reed, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Phillip Sewell, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Trevor Mark Benson, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
P. C. Kendall, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2994:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices V
Marek Osinski; Weng W. Chow, Editor(s)

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