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Optical Properties of the Coupling Interface for Planar Optical Waveguides

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Planar optical waveguides are the key elements in a modern, high-speed optical network. An important problem facing the optical fiber communication system, specifically planar optical waveguides, is coupling. The current study presents a coupling model for planar optical waveguides and optical fibers. The various effects of the optical properties of the coupling interface were analyzed by the scalar finite difference beam propagation method, including the thickness, with or without the matching refractive index of the interface adhesive. The findings can serve as a guide for planar optical waveguide packaging.

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Y. Zheng and J. Duan, "Optical Properties of the Coupling Interface for Planar Optical Waveguides," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2011, pp. 106-109. doi: 10.4236/opj.2011.13018.

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