The design of curved optical waveguides : analytical and numerical analysis
Sheehan, Robert N.
University College Cork
A model for understanding the formation and propagation of modes in curved optical waveguides is developed. A numerical method for the calculation of curved waveguide mode profiles and propagation constants in two dimensional waveguides is developed, implemented and tested. A numerical method for the analysis of propagation of modes in three dimensional curved optical waveguides is developed, implemented and tested. A technique for the design of curved waveguides with reduced transition loss is presented. A scheme for drawing these new waveguides and ensuring that they have constant width is also provided. Claims about the waveguide design technique are substantiated through numerical simulations.
Optics , Physics , Waveguides , Semiconductors , Telecommunications , Electromagnetism , Geometry , C++ , Numerical analysis , Finite element method , Beam propagation method , Perfectly matched layers , Optical devices , Curved waveguides , Sparse matrices , Computer programming
Sheehan, R. N. 2013. The design of curved optical waveguides : analytical and numerical analysis. PhD Thesis, University College Cork.