Inhomogeneous Optical Waveguides

The propagation of electromagnetic waves in "square-law" media, i.e., media characterized by a quadratic spatial variation of the dielectric constant, has been a favorite subject of investigation in electromagnetic theory. However, with the recent fabrication of glass fibers with a quadrat...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ghatak, A.
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1977, 1977
Edition:1st ed. 1977
Series:Optical Physics and Engineering
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Modal Analysis of Slab Waveguides
  • 3. Planar Waveguides with Continuous Dielectric Constant Variation
  • 4. Dielectric Clad Cylindrical Waveguides
  • 5. Inhomogeneous Circular Waveguides
  • 6. Vector Theory for Inhomogeneous Circular Waveguides
  • 7. Dispersion in Optical Waveguides
  • 8. Propagation in Imperfect Waveguides
  • 9. Ray Tracing and Aberrations in Lens-like Media
  • Appendix A. Fabrication of Planar Waveguides
  • A.1. Thin-Film Waveguides
  • A.1.1. Thin-Film Dielectric Waveguides
  • A.1.2. Guided Propagation through Thin Films
  • A.1.3. Asymmetric Slab Waveguides
  • A.2. Optical Waveguides Formed by Electrically Induced Migration of Ions in Glass Plates
  • A.4. Fabrication of Optical Waveguides by Diffusion
  • Appendix B. Fabrication of Inhomogeneous Circular Waveguides
  • B.1. Conventional SELFOC Fibers
  • B.1.1. Fiber Diameter
  • B.1.2. Change in Refractive Index Induced by Ion-Exchange Methods
  • B.1.3. Results of Typical Experiments
  • B.2. The New SELFOC Fibers
  • B.3. SELFOC Fibers by Copolymerization
  • B.4. Gas Lenses
  • B.4.1. Experimental Method
  • B.4.2. Temperature and Refractive Index Variation in a Gas Lens
  • Aendix C. General Solution of Eq. (5.84)
  • Appendix D. Derivation of the Ray Equation
  • References
  • Author Index