A prism-coupler-based experimental/numerical method is presented to characterize leaky waveguide modes from the transmitted/reflected powers in the transverse direction. The loss is obtained without multi-site longitudinal measurements as in conventional methods.
© 2008 The Optical Society
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
C. Lin and T. K. Gaylord, "The Transverse Transmission/Reflection Method: An Experimental/Numerical Prism-Coupling-Based Approach for Leaky Mode Characterization in Planar Waveguides," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FThQ6.
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