In the context of a symmetric linear multilayer optical waveguide, a special transverse-electric fundamental wave is analyzed that has identical amplitudes in the guide core. The guided structural parameters, such as the core thickness, the number of wells, and the ratio of the well thickness to the periodic length, must have specific relationships to one another to form this kind of uniform wave. These relationships are investigated, and some field profiles of the uniform wave are plotted.
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