FC/fcMMT MSc Projects04/03/05
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
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.
DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM TO COMPUTE
AND VISUALISE THE MODES OF DIELECTRIC SLAB WAVEGUIDES
Projects for MMT MSc Students
Dr F. Causaf.firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Electronic and Electrical