A complete guide to optical waveguide modes This in-depth work explains how transverse optical waveguide geometry influences field distribution and polarization properties. You will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental physics of mode structure. Optical Waveguide Modes covers single- and few-mode optical waveguides with an emphasis on single-core and multicore optical fibers and couplers, including a large range of geometries and anisotropies. Analysis is performed using extensions of the weak-guidance perturbation formalism together with elementary group representation theory. This definitive volume offers a detailed introduction to and classification of diverse forms of fundamental and higher-order modes and various polarization manifestations. Coverage includes: Electromagnetic theory for anisotropic media Weak guidance for longitudinally invariant fibers Circular isotropic longitudinally invariant fibers Azimuthal symmetry breaking Birefringence: linear, radial, and circular Multicore and multifiber couplers
Dr. Richard J. Black is a leading authority on optical waveguide modes and applications. He is a founding member and chief scientist at Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation (www.ifos.com) and founder of OptoSapiens Design (www.optosapiens.com). Dr. Langis Gagnon is a principle researcher and team leader for the Vision and Imaging team at CRIM (Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montreal).