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Reflection mechanism in the total-internal-reflection optical waveguide switch
Author(s): Wei Qi; Hui Yu; Jiate Zhao; Jianyi Yang; Minghua Wang; Xiaoqing Jiang
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Paper Abstract

The modal expansion method is utilized to study the reflection mechanism in the total-internal-reflection (TIR) switch. Due to the confinement of the waveguide, the beam reflection within the TIR switch is completely different from that in the free space. Its essence is the degeneracy between the even and odd modes in the waveguide of the reflection region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7135, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III, 71351J (18 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803241
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Qi, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Hui Yu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jiate Zhao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jianyi Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Minghua Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiaoqing Jiang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7135:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III
Yi Luo; Jens Buus; Fumio Koyama; Yu-Hwa Lo, Editor(s)

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