Towards graded-index planar waveguides using 2D sculptured thin films

Vijayakumar C. Venugopal, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

The waveguiding properties of sculptured nematic thin films (SNTFs) are investigated. A theoretical framework to determine the modal wavenumbers and modeshapes for guided wave propagation through these anisotropic microcolumnar mediums is presented. Numerical results are provided to illustrate the characteristics of guided wave propagation through C-SNTFs. The differences between guided wave propagation in such mediums and the corresponding isotropic thin films are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4806
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Planar Waveguides
Guided Waves
Planar waveguides
Guided electromagnetic wave propagation
Wave propagation
Wave Propagation
Thin Films
wave propagation
waveguides
Thin films
thin films
Anisotropic media
Anisotropic Media
anisotropic media
Numerical Results

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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