Pathintegral formulation of nonuniform optical coupled wave problems
Abstract
Path integration is presented as a method of solving onedimensional optical coupled wave problems, in which the parameters of the system vary with distance. The method is derived by thin section decomposition and as a perturbation solution to the general matrix problem. Results are obtained as an infinite series solution, which is evaluated for a number of examples; in all cases, the solution is in agreement with that found by more conventional methods.
 Publication:

Applied Optics
 Pub Date:
 October 1987
 DOI:
 10.1364/AO.26.004220
 Bibcode:
 1987ApOpt..26.4220S
 Keywords:

 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Numerical Integration;
 Optical Coupling;
 Perturbation Theory;
 Coupled Modes;
 Matrices (Mathematics);
 Wave Propagation;
 Optics;
 HOLOGRAPHY;
 INTEGRATED OPTICS;
 SCATTERING: MULTIPLE