PC and/or access to network for modelling.
Equipment in Optoelectronics Laboratory 2E3.25 is available for
the measurements.

At the end of the project, the
student should be familiar with the theory of optical waveguides and
with modelling techniques used to analyse optical field problems.

The aim of this project is to
develop a user-friendly computer program to calculate and visualise
the bound modes of a slab dielectric waveguide.

Computation of the modal properties of ideal,
multi-layer dielectric slab waveguides is relatively straightforward
and entails solving the wave equation in each layer and applying the appropriate
interface and boundary conditions to find the requested solutions.

The output of the program will be the near and far
field characteristics of the modes of a given waveguide.
Depending on progress during the project, the program will be extended to compute
and visualise all vector components of the electromagnetic field of the
waveguide modes.

Time permitting, there could be the possibility of
comparing theoretically predicted near and far field
intensity profiles with those measured in the laboratory from semiconductor
waveguides and/or lasers.

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering