Basic Theory

  • Vladimir Kochergin


This chapter is intended to introduce the reader who is new in the field to some to some of the basic optical concepts that are needed to understand the material that is presented in other chapters. It starts with a general description of electromagnetic wave propagation, multilayer transmission, reflection, and absorption. The experienced reader can skip it.


Waveguide Mode Effective Refractive Index Electric Field Distribution Waveguide Structure Plane Electromagnetic Wave 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Kochergin
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  1. 1.Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.WestervilleUSA

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