Matrix method for determining propagation characteristics of optical waveguides

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1983
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Sharma, E
Ghatak, A
Goyal, I
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We have transformed the scalar wave equation into a matrix eigenvalue equation, the diagonalization of which gives the guided modes and a discrete representation of the radiation modes. The method is simple and can be used for arbitrary refractive index profiles.
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scalar wave, matrix eigenvalue equation, radiation modes, arbitrary refractive index profiles
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