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Optical waveguide theory

Stewart, G. (2005) Optical waveguide theory. In: Handbook of laser technology and applications. IOP. ISBN 0750309601

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Abstract

In this chapter, after presenting a brief review of the various types of optical waveguides, we outline the key principles and parameters which describe and define the operation of optical waveguides and fibres. The ways in which propagation through optical fibres affects the properties of the guided waves are discussed, including dispersion and non linear effects. Power transfer between propagating waves is essential to the operation of a number of components and the fundamentals of coupling theory are reviewed. In summary, the theory given provides the foundation for understanding the detailed operation of a wide variety of optical components and systems based on optical fibre technology.