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.
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(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
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)