Abstract

We apply techniques of optimal-control theory, namely, the methods of dynamic programming, to the problem of light propagation in optical waveguides. This formulation is equivalent to the resolution of an eikonal equation. We illustrate this optimization technique for the case of an ideal parabolic refractive-index-profile distribution. We discuss the possibility of extending this procedure to other types of optical waveguides and optical media.

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