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Finite difference mode solver for active optical waveguides
Author(s): Paolo Bassi; Gaetano Bellanca; Gualtiero Nunzi Conti; Giancarlo C. Righini; Giovanni Tartarini
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Paper Abstract

Highly efficient active Integrated Optical waveguides are currently deeply investigated both theoretically and experimentally in view of their optimal design and characterization. A Finite Difference approach based on the Alternate Direction Implicit technique to calculate the propagation constant and the transversal components of the modes in optical waveguides with complex refractive index is presented. Preliminary results of experimental characterization of such waveguides are reported as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3280, Rare-Earth-Doped Devices II, (15 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305392
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Paolo Bassi, Univ. di Bologna (Italy)
Gaetano Bellanca, Univ. di Bologna (Italy)
Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Univ. di Bologna (Italy)
Giancarlo C. Righini, CNR/Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche Nello Carrara (Italy)
Giovanni Tartarini, Univ. di Bologna (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3280:
Rare-Earth-Doped Devices II
Seppo Honkanen; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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