Abstract

This article presents an original method for the theoretical analysis of the intensity radiated by a dielectric waveguide with rough walls. The method is based on Maxwell’s equations under their covariant form written in nonorthogonal coordinate systems adapted to the geometry of the waveguide. The solutions are found by using a perturbation method starting from a guide with smooth walls. The statistical characteristics of the radiant intensity, the mean value, and the probability density function are analytically determined.

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