Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 59–71 | Cite as

A theory of the dielectric multi-layer-core waveguide

  • K. -H. Steiner


This paper investigates multi-layer-core waveguides, which constitute a type of guide to be assigned to a category between the ordinary multimode waveguide and the gradient multimode waveguide. First results give indication of very promising information flows, even in guides having only a few individual core layers.

In addition, a direct delay formula for the gradient multimode waveguide is derived which allows closed analytical descriptions of the delays in the case of arbitrary refractive index profiles.


Core Layer Delay Difference Multimode Waveguide Pulse Distortion Partial Delay 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. -H. Steiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center of the Deutsche BundespostDarmstadtGermany

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