Rib Waveguide Modes

This BeamLab demo calculates the field distributions and effective refractive indices of the eigenmodes of a rib waveguide.

BeamLab demo: rib_modes.m

Refractive index profile of the rib waveguide

The following figures show the three field components of the first 4 low-order modes. The white lines indicate the substrate-core and core-cladding boundaries.

Mode 1 of the rib waveguide

Mode 2 of the rib waveguide

Mode 3 of the rib waveguide

Mode 4 of the rib waveguide

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