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06 Feb 2004 (Updated )

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dguide(f,a,n1,n2,Nit)
% dguide.m - TE modes in dielectric slab waveguide
%
% Usage: [be,kc,ac,fc,err] = dguide(f,a,n1,n2,Nit)
%        [be,kc,ac,fc,err] = dguide(f,a,n1,n2)     (equivalent to Nit=3)
%
% f     = frequency in GHz
% a     = half-width of slab in cm
% n1,n2 = refractive indices of slab and cladding (n1>n2)
% Nit   = number of Newton iterations (default Nit=3)
%
% be  = propagatioin wavenumbers of the supported TE modes in rads/cm 
% kc  = cutoff wavenumbers inside slab in rad/cm
% ac  = cutoff wavenumbers outside slab in nepers/cm
% fc  = cutoff frequencies below f in GHz
% err = approximation error in determining kc,ac
%
% calls DSLAB to solve for kc,ac

% S. J. Orfanidis - 1999 - www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa

function [be,kc,ac,fc,err] = dguide(f,a,n1,n2,Nit)

if nargin==0, help dguide; return; end
if nargin==4, Nit=3; end;

c0 = 30;                                    % c0 in GHz x cm
k0 = 2*pi*f/c0;                             % free-space wavenumber
NA = sqrt(n1^2 - n2^2);                     % numerical aperture 
R = k0*a*NA;                                % circle radius
M = floor(2*R/pi);                          % number of modes = M+1
m = 0:M;                                    % mode numbers
Rc = m*pi/2;                                % cutoff radii
fc = c0*Rc/(2*pi*a*NA);                     % cutoff frequencies in GHz

[u,v,err] = dslab(R,Nit);                   

kc = u/a;
ac = v/a;

be = sqrt(n1^2*k0^2 - kc.*kc);              % propagation wavenumbers


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