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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2004
  • pp: 5705–5707

Experimental study of bent multimode optical waveguides

Sami Musa, Albert Borreman, Abgail A. M. Kok, Mart B. J. Diemeer, and Alfred Driessen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 30, pp. 5705-5707 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.005705


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Abstract

Bend losses of bent multimode waveguides have been experimentally studied. The results experimentally verify a simple analytical expression based on ray optics that can be used to determine bend losses in bent multimode waveguides. We have also shown that bend-induced losses in such multimode optical waveguides are wavelength independent.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2004
Published: October 20, 2004

Citation
Sami Musa, Albert Borreman, Abgail A. M. Kok, Mart B. J. Diemeer, and Alfred Driessen, "Experimental study of bent multimode optical waveguides," Appl. Opt. 43, 5705-5707 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-30-5705


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