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Differential coupled mode analysis and the Poincare sphere.

Authors
  • Chinn, S R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied optics
Publication Date
May 01, 1989
Volume
28
Issue
9
Pages
1661–1665
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1364/AO.28.001661
PMID: 20548722
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The use of Poincare sphere visualization of two-coupled-mode problems is reviewed, and a new vector form of the usual integrated optics differential equations is presented. Unlike previous similar treatments involving propagation over discrete uniform intervals, we show the relationship of the differential form of the coupled mode equations to the Stokes-Mueller formalism, using the Feynman-Vernon-Hellwarth method for the twolevel Schrodinger equation. A specific example is given for the tuned fiber coil optical isolator, for which the present method allows a solution by inspection.

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