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.
Resources:
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.
Outcome:
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.
Description:
DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM TO COMPUTE AND VISUALISE THE MODES OF DIELECTRIC SLAB WAVEGUIDES
Title:
PROJECT 1
Proposed Projects for MMT MSc Students
Dr F. Causaf.causa@bath.ac.uk
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering