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Effective-index analysis of optical waveguides
Author(s): Kin Seng Chiang
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Paper Abstract

The operation and the theory of the effective-index method for the analysis of a wide range of optical waveguides are reviewed. The asymptotic results that characterize the performance of the method for rectangular waveguides and waveguide arrays are discussed. An accurate version of the method, namely the effective-index method with a built-in perturbation correction, is described. The applications of the effective-index method to nonrectangular waveguides and nonlinear waveguides are also discussed.

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Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2399, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212482
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Kin Seng Chiang, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2399:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices III
Marek Osinski; Weng W. Chow, Editor(s)

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