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Planar Waveguides and other Confined Geometries

Theory, Technology, Production, and Novel Applications

  • Gerd Marowsky

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 189)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Moshik Cohen, Reuven Shavit, Zeev Zalevsky
    Pages 45-66
  3. Jason R. Grenier, Moez Haque, Luís A. Fernandes, Kenneth K. C. Lee, Peter R. Herman
    Pages 67-110
  4. K. Shemesh, Yu. Kaganovskii, M. Rosenbluh
    Pages 111-128
  5. Jerome Lapointe, Raman Kashyap
    Pages 129-167
  6. Thomas Fricke-Begemann, Jürgen Ihlemann
    Pages 169-183
  7. Matthias Heinrich, Stefan Nolte, Alexander Szameit
    Pages 185-205
  8. Christian Waltermann, Jan Koch, Martin Angelmahr, Jörg Burgmeier, Markus Thiel, Wolfgang Schade
    Pages 227-250
  9. Oliver Fitzau
    Pages 251-263
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 265-274

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical concepts and experimental applications of planar waveguides and other confined geometries, such as optical fibres. Covering a broad array of advanced topics, it begins with a sophisticated discussion of planar waveguide theory, and covers subjects including efficient production of planar waveguides, materials selection, nonlinear effects, and applications including species analytics down to single-molecule identification, and thermo-optical switching using planar waveguides. Written by specialists in the techniques and applications covered, this book will be a useful resource for advanced graduate students and researchers studying planar waveguides and optical fibers.


Environmental Monitoring Evanescent Yields GWS-Type Versions Grating Waveguide Structures Nonlinear Optics Planar Waveguide Applications Thermo-Optical Switching

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerd Marowsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V.GöttingenGermany

About the editors

Prof. Gerd Marowsky is Director of the Laser Laboratorium Goettingen (LLG), and Professor, Department of Physics, University of Göttingen. He graduated in 1969 from the University of Goettingen, Germany with degrees in the fields of experimental and theoretical physics and mineralogy. He has made numerous scientific contributions to the general field of lasers and high-field interactions.  Prof. Marowsky previously edited the Springer book "Excimer Laser Technology."

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