Propagation characteristics of optical beams in planar thin-film waveguides

C. S. Mitchell, J. V. Moloney

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We study numerically the propagation of an optical beam propagating at an oblique angle of incidence to the guide axis in nonlinear thin-film dielectric waveguides. Our results show that the behaviour of the incident beam can be characterised in terms of an equivalent particle moving in an equivalent potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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