Wave propagation in a 2-D optical waveguide

Rolando Magnanini, Fadil Santosa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

26 Scopus citations


In this work, we consider a wave propagation problem in a two-dimensional (2-D) waveguide. The problem arises in the study of light in optical fibers. We construct a transform theory as a framework for studying this problem. An explicit representation for the solution to problems involving light sources is derived. We derive a decay rate for the nonguided part of the solution in the direction of the core. The approach is also amenable to computations, and we demonstrate this in numerical examples for the case of slab waveguides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1237-1252
Number of pages16
JournalSIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000


  • Green's function
  • Optical waveguides
  • Wave propagation


Dive into the research topics of 'Wave propagation in a 2-D optical waveguide'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this