Design and Modelling of Passive and Active Optical Waveguide Devices

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 226)


Over the last decade optical waveguide devices have penetrated into many optoelectronic systems. We just have to think of the widespread use today of optical fibres and of semiconductor laser diodes - probably the two most important waveguide devices in terms of production volume. In the research labs we do already find a much wider class of waveguide devices, including passive structures (power dividers, mode splitters, wavelength demultiplexers etc.), electrooptic devices (modulators and switches), advanced laser diodes, non-linear optical devices (bistable structures) and so on. These devices will mainly find applications in advanced communication systems, but also in optical interconnect and optical recording.


Optical Waveguide Effective Index Couple Mode Theory Coupling Length Slab Waveguide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Electromagnetism and AcousticsUniversity of GentGentBelgium

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