Symmetrical Metal-Cladding Waveguide

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 266)


In this chapter, we first briefly discuss the dispersion equation of the symmetrical metal-cladding waveguide (SMCW), and review some particular properties of the TM0 mode and TM1 mode excited in the SMCW. Then, we give the principle of the free-space coupling technology and the characteristics of the ultrahigh-order mode. Finally, two amusing optical phenomena observed in the SMCW, i.e., the wideband slow light effect and the conical reflection, are analyzed in detail.


Symmetrical metal-cladding waveguide Dispersion equation Free-space coupling technology Ultrahigh-order mode Wideband slow light Conical reflection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Physics and Communication ElectronicsJiangxi Normal UniversityNanchangChina
  2. 2.Hohai UniversityChangzhouChina
  3. 3.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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