Progress in Planar Optical Waveguides

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This book provides a comprehensive description of various slab waveguide structures ranged from graded-index waveguide to symmetrical metal-cladding waveguide. In this book, the transfer Matrix method is developed and applied to analyze the simplest case and the complex generalizations. A novel symmetrical metal-cladding waveguide structure is proposed and systematically investigated for several issues of interest, such as biochemical sensing, Goos-Hänchen shift and the slow light effect, etc. Besides, this book summarizes the authors’ research works on waveguides over the last decade. The readers who are familiar with basic optics theory may find this book easy to read and rather inspiring.

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1 Basic Analysis on Optical Waveguides
2 Transfer Matrix Method and the GradedIndex Waveguide
3 Periodic Waveguides and MQW Waveguide
4 Characterizing the Feature Parameters of Planar Optical Waveguide
5 Surface Plasmon Wave
6 Symmetrical MetalCladding Waveguide
7 GoosHänchen Shift
8 Optical Devices Based on the Attenuated Total Reflection

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Dr. Xianping Wang is the Assistant Professor at Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China.

Dr. Cheng Yin is the Assistant Professor at Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Power Transmission and Distribution Equipment Technology, Hohai University, China.

Prof. Zhuangqi Cao is a Professor of Physics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He has published 5 books, more than 200 journal papers, and owns 21 awarded patents.

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