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Coupled Mode Formalism for Guided Wave Interactions

  • Amnon Yariv

Abstract

Consider two electromagnetic modes with, in general, different frequencies whose complex amplitudes are A and B. These are taken as the eigenmodes of the unperturbed medium so that they represent propagating disturbances
$$ \begin{gathered} a\left( {z,t} \right) = A{e^{i\left( {{\omega _a}t - {\beta _a}z} \right)}} \hfill \\ b\left( {z,t} \right) = B{e^{i\left( {{\omega _b}t \pm {\beta _b}z} \right)}} \hfill \\ \end{gathered} $$
(1)
with A and B constant.

Keywords

Dielectric Waveguide Polarization Wave Slab Waveguide Optical Guide Wave Unperturbed Medium 
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© University of California 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amnon Yariv
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  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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