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# Supersymmetric Analysis of Stochastic Micro-Bending in Optical Waveguides

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posted on 2023-11-30, 20:38 authored by Stuart Ward, Rouzbeh Allahverdi, Arash MafiMicro-bending attenuation in an optical waveguide can be modeled by a Fokker-Planck equation. It is shown that a supersymmetric transformation applied to the Fokker-Planck equation is equivalent to a change in the refractive index profile, resulting in a larger or smaller attenuation. For a broad class of monomial index profiles, it is always possible to obtain an index profile with a larger micro-bending attenuation using a supersymmetric transformation. However, obtaining a smaller attenuation is not always possible and is restricted to a subset of index profiles.