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Propagation of eigenmodes and transfer functions in waveguide WDM structures
Author(s): Vladimir A. Mashkov; S. Francoeur; U. Geuss; K. Neiser; Henryk Temkin
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Paper Abstract

A method of propagation functions and transfer amplitudes suitable for the design of integrated optical circuits is presented. The method is based on vectorial formulation of electrodynamics: the distributions and propagation of electromagnetic fields in optical circuits is described by equivalent surface sources. This approach permits a division of complex optical waveguide structures into sets of primitive blocks and to separately calculate the transfer function and the transfer amplitude for each block. The transfer amplitude of the entire optical system is represented by a convolution of transfer amplitudes of its primitive blocks. The eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of arbitrary waveguide structure are obtained in the WKB approximation and compared with other methods. The general approach is illustrated with the transfer amplitude calculations for Dragone's star coupler and router.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 3234, Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300940
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir A. Mashkov, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
S. Francoeur, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
U. Geuss, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
K. Neiser, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Henryk Temkin, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3234:
Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices
Ray T. Chen; Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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