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Author Henry, C.H. ♦ Shani, Y.
Sponsorship IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1965
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Optical devices ♦ Optical waveguides ♦ Optical propagation ♦ Transmission line matrix methods ♦ Optical coupling ♦ Partial differential equations ♦ Fourier series ♦ Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions ♦ Laser modes ♦ Semiconductor lasers
Abstract A general method for calculating the solution of the scalar wave equation for the field propagating through integrated optical devices is presented. The method is capable of a three-dimensional description and of treating problems with reflected waves. It consists of dividing the device into a series of sections of axially uniform waveguides. The modes in each section are found by expansion of the field in a two-dimensional Fourier series and solving the associated matrix eigenvalue problem. Propagation is then described by relating the mode amplitudes of each section to the previous one. The amplitudes are related by a matrix that is the product of the eigenvector matrices of the two sections. The method is illustrated by the analysis of an adiabatic mode transformer, the coupling of light from a semiconductor laser through free space to a waveguide, and the propagation through an adiabatic 3 dB coupler and Y branch.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation :: AT&T Bell Lab., Murray Hill, NJ, USA
ISSN 00189197
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-03-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 3
Size (in Bytes) 841.02 kB
Page Count 8
Starting Page 523
Ending Page 530

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library