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Fiber optics with broadband, incoherent light

I wonder if someone could help clarify waveguiding with broadband, incoherent light please. If we take a telecomms fiber, which is single-moded above ~1.4 μm and couple a laser beam in, we assume ...
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Can one make a propagating field along a waveguide only have longitudinal/transverse components?

We know that in free space, a propagating electromagnetic wave is always transverse. However, along a dielectric waveguide, the propagating wave can have longitudinal components. The exist of the ...
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What is the meaning of the Fourier Transform of the electric field of a well guided mode in a dielectric waveguide?

I have been studying waveguiding in dielectrics for a while now; however, I cannot understand the meaning of the Fourier transformed electric field. I will first give some background information. ...
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Why is Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) preferred over Erbium Doped Waveguide Amplifier (EDWA)?

Why is Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) preferred over Erbium Doped Waveguide Amplifier (EDWA)? The question has been asked from an engineering point of view, but obviously I would also be ...
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Increase Phase Velocity by Losing Power

I just read some words from the book Optical Waveguide Theory by Snyder, Allan W., p226. It says that However, although it is possible for the phase velocity of a mode to exceed the maximum speed ...
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Distance between minima's of standing wave in a wave guide

I just started studying waveguides, i have a basic doubt about the standing wave pattern in waveguide. How are the m,n values related to the distance between the minima's? I read in a book that , ...
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Computing the Electric and Magnetic Field Distribution of a Funnel Waveguide

In our undergraduate E&MWaves class, we learned about a rectangular waveguide, and how to calculate the electric and magnetic field distribution throughout the waveguide using finite element ...
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Longitudinal EMAG wave?

I'm reading about optical waveguide analysis, and often come across the terms "transverse electric mode" vs. "transverse magnetic mode". As I unerstand, it means that the electric/magnetic field has ...
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how do hybrid plasmonic waveguides work?

I was hoping that someone could clarify the operation of hybrid plasmonic waveguides for me. what I read on wikipedia left me with some questions: If the operation is based on coupling the ...
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Why are photonics fibers called band gap fiber?

Why are photonics fibers called band gap fibers? Do the photonic fibers guide light inside the band gap or outside? What creates the band structure?
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Why you need at least two conductors for Transverse electromagnetic (TEM) propagation in a waveguide?

Do the two conductors have to be separated (no current flowing) or 2 connected lines? Of course both connected to a generator? Thinking about the Maxwell equations I guess the 2 conductors are ...
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phase velocity in dielectric lined waveguide

I want to simply calculate the phase velocity of a mode in a dielectric loaded waveguide but am having difficulty arriving at a sensible answer. Here I consider only a TM mode. The problem is ...
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Transverse electromagnetic (TEM) mode waveguide

Suppose we have a parallel plate waveguide operating solely in the TEM mode, composed of perfect conductors. I understand that the electric field must terminate perpendicularly on the plates, where a ...
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Wave propagation in micro strip waveguide

I am trying to understand wave propagation in micro-strip waveguide, the way i came to understand rectangular waveguide is this way (in brief): EM waves can be understood as reflecting from the ...
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calculate the length and width a of waveguide for a span of frequency

I know how to calculate the length and width of a rectangular waveguide when the cut off frequency is given. But when a span of frequency is given how do we calculate it? Here what is given by a span ...
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Dispersion relation in wave guides

I am reading Griffiths section 9.5. Assume that wave guides are surrounded by perfect conductors, and geometry is $z$-independent, as in the text. I understand he proved that in a hollow wave guide, ...
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How can electric and magnetic fields have any component in the direction of propagation of electromagnetic waves?

In case of waveguides we talk about $E$ and $H$ having non zero component in the direction of propagation of wave. But the entire basis of EMW is that $E$ and $H$ are perpendicular to the direction of ...
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Non reflecting boundaries in waveguides

Can someone please explain the Sommerfeld radiation condition and what is the alternative non-reflecting boundary conditions for waveguides of general geometries?