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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.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 36905
Keywords: optical, waveguide, theory, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 11:38
    Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 16:12
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/36905

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