Accession Number : ADA196995

Title :   The Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Thin Dielectric Slabs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Nov 87,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Stead, Michael R

PDF Url : ADA196995

Report Date : May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This report presents the solutions of Maxwell's equations for the TE and TM modes of propagation along a thin dielectric slab. From these, the propagation constants are determined and the electric and magnetic field patterns are plotted. These calculations are done with the use of the dielectric coefficients of LiNO3 and GaAs. The wavelengths used are 0.82 micrometers (diode laser), 1.064 micrometers (Nd:YAG laser), and 1.55 micrometers (diode laser). The thickness of the slabs range from 0.1 to 1.0 micrometers. Keywords: Lithium niobates; Gallium arsenides; Optical waveguides; Near infrared waveguides; Energy propagation. (JHD).

Descriptors :   *DIELECTRICS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, CONSTANTS, DIODES, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, ENERGY, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, LASERS, LITHIUM NIOBATES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MAXWELLS EQUATIONS, NEAR INFRARED RADIATION, PROPAGATION, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), THINNESS, YAG LASERS, INFRARED OPTICAL MATERIALS, NEODYMIUM LASERS

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Optics
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE