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Modeling and design of planar waveguides and devices
Author(s): John D. Love
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Paper Abstract

The modeling and design of single-mode planar waveguides and devices for silica-on-silicon technology is a crucial factor in both the quantification of the functionality of novel and innovative light-processing devices, and also in the design stages of any planar fabrication process for device production. There is a range of analytical techniques and an increasing number of numerical techniques readily available to help in this process, and particularly for more complex light processing devices such as arrayed waveguide gratings. However, a good physical understanding of the qualitative behavior of any device is a prerequisite to a full interpretation of the quantitative results. In this paper, a number of existing and novel planar waveguides and devices are discussed from both the qualitative and quantitative viewpoints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4594, Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Photonic Devices II, (29 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446559
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John D. Love, Australian National Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4594:
Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Photonic Devices II
Marek Osinski; Soo-Jin Chua; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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