WKB analysis of bend losses in optical waveguides

William Berglund, Anand Gopinath

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A more complete Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin (WKB) analysis of bend losses is given for a circularly curved waveguide. Using the WKB approximation with a conformal transformation of a curved optical waveguide, is shown to give more accurate bend loss results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1161-1166
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2000


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