Modeling Bent Waveguide Characteristics
For many optical integrated components, bent waveguides are the key building blocks. There are various schemes on how to model characteristics of a bent waveguide.
The task of the student is to compare and describe the scheme of at least two approaches.
 Andrea Melloni et al., "Determination of Bend Mode Characteristics in Dielectric Waveguides"
 Jiangtao Huangfu et al., "Application of Coordinate Transformation in Bent Waveguides"
 Mordehai Heiblum et al., "Analysis of Curved Optical Waveguides by Conformal Transformation"
 Sangin Kim et al., "Vector Analysis of Optical Dielectric Waveguide Bends Using Finite-Difference Method"
- good understanding of Maxwell's equations
- lecture: Optical Communication Systems