Foundations for guided-wave optics by Chin-Lin Chen

By Chin-Lin Chen

A classroom-tested advent to built-in and fiber optics

this article bargains an in-depth therapy of built-in and fiber optics, offering graduate scholars, engineers, and scientists with an excellent origin of the foundations, functions, makes use of, and barriers of guided-wave optic units and structures. as well as the transmission houses of dielectric waveguides and optical fibers, this ebook covers the foundations of directional couplers, guided-wave gratings, arrayed-waveguide gratings, and fiber optic polarization elements.

the cloth is totally classroom-tested and punctiliously established to aid readers take hold of techniques quick and practice their wisdom to fixing difficulties. Following an summary, together with vital nomenclature and notations, the textual content investigates 3 significant subject matters:

  • Integrated optics
  • Fiber optics
  • Pulse evolution and broadening in optical waveguides

each one bankruptcy begins with uncomplicated rules and steadily builds to extra complicated ideas and functions. Compelling purposes for together with every one subject are given, specified reasons of every proposal are supplied, and steps for every derivation are conscientiously set forth. Readers the way to remedy advanced difficulties utilizing actual options and simplified arithmetic.

Illustrations in the course of the textual content reduction in realizing key innovations, whereas difficulties on the finish of every bankruptcy try the readers' seize of the cloth.

the writer has designed the textual content for upper-level undergraduates, graduate scholars in physics and electric and desktop engineering, and scientists. every one bankruptcy is self-contained, permitting teachers to settle on a subset of subject matters to compare their specific path wishes. Researchers and practitioners may also use the textual content as a self-study advisor to realize a greater knowing of photonic and fiber optic units and structures.

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If the incident angle is large such that n1 sin φ1 > n2 , then ⊥ becomes a complex quantity. More importantly, | ⊥ | is 1. This is the case of the total internal reflection to be discussed in the next section. The percentage of power reflected by the planar boundary is | ⊥ |2 , which is commonly referred to as the power reflection coefficient or the reflectance. 2 Total Internal Reflection When medium 1 is denser than medium 2, there exists an incident angle such that n1 sin φ1 = n2 . This is the critical angle mentioned earlier.

The thick region with the smallest index is the cover region. The region having the second lowest index is the substrate region. Throughout our discussions, we assume that nf > ns and nc . Since the film region has the largest index nf , fields are mainly confined in this region. The film thickness h is comparable to the operating wavelength λ. In contrast, the cover and substrate regions are much thicker than λ. We take the two thick regions as infinitely thick as an approximation. Before presenting the thin-film waveguide theory, we describe briefly how thin-film waveguides are made.

It is the mechanism responsible for the lossless or low-loss waveguiding in thin-film waveguides and optical fibers. 8. We can also show analytically that ⊥ tends to π/2 as φ1 approaches π/2. This observation is crucial in analyzing modes guided by graded-index waveguides and fibers. 2 Parallel Polarization In the parallel polarization, the incident, reflected, and transmitted electric fields are in the plane of incidence. In other words, the electric fields have a component normal to and a component in parallel with the boundary.

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