2. Waveguide optics
- Optical guidance basic principle,
- Waveguide geometries and definitions.
- Helmholtz equation and guided modes
- Planar waveguides and optical fibres
Dielectric slab waveguides
- TE and TM modes
- The step index waveguide
- Propagation constants (Ray picture and EM picture)
- Field distributions (EM picture)
- Number of modes and cutoff
- Propagation losses
Chapter 3: §3.0-introduction, §3.1-TE and TM modes in symmetric slab waveguides, §3.2-TE and TM modes in asymmetric slab waveguides.
Reading (after lecture)
Chapter 3: §3.3 - modes in otical fibers, §3.5 - waveguide dispersion, §3.6 - waveguide attenuation.