Abstract

In slab waveguides, a mode reaches its cutoff point when the direction of the plane waves constituting the mode approach the critical angle for total internal reflection. Cutoff in round fibers is not related to the critical angle but has its origin in the radiation losses of curved dielectric waveguides. The cutoff condition of modes in slab waveguides and round fibers is discussed in this paper.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Modal cutoff condition of an optical chiral fiber with different chiralities in the core and the cladding

A. K. Singh, Kh. S. Singh, P. Khastgir, S. P. Ojha, and O. N. Singh
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11(7) 1283-1287 (1994)

Efficiency of optical-grating couplers

R. Ulrich
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63(11) 1419-1431 (1973)

Modal cutoff in microstructured optical fibers

Boris T. Kuhlmey, Ross C. McPhedran, and C. Martijn de Sterke
Opt. Lett. 27(19) 1684-1686 (2002)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (26)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription