Rules of refractive index and a potential well model of the optical waveguides
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 437–444, July-August 1981
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1981), Rules of refractive index and a potential well model of the optical waveguides, Radio Sci., 16(4), 437–444, doi:10.1029/RS016i004p00437.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 DEC 1980
This is the text of an invited paper presented at the North American Radio Science Meeting of the International Union of Radio Science held in the University of Leval in Quebec, June 2–6, 1980. In integrated optics, it has been possible to explain various complex wave phenomena by two simple rules of refractive index which, however, have never been rigorously proved. The purpose of this paper is to examine these rules critically and to define them more precisely based on a Potential well model of the optical waveguides, which we will discuss in detail.