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Coupled-Mode Theory Revisited
Author(s): H. A. Haus
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Paper Abstract

Coupled mode theory for power orthogonal modes is briefly reviewed. When the modes are not power orthogonal, modifications are necessary in the evaluation of the coupling coeffi cients and in the interpretation of power delivered to the output of a coupler, as pointed out by Hardy and Streiferl. In practical terms, these modifications lead to the presence of crosstalk in optical switches that may impair their operation. Two realizations of an optical switch are investigated and the amount of crosstalk as predicted by the "refined" coupled-mode theory is determined.

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Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0704, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering IV, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937162
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H. A. Haus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0704:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering IV
Mark A. Mentzer; Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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