Mode conversion and radiation loss in integrated-optic tapers and Y-junctions are calculated by means of the beam propagation method combined with the effective refractive-index method. Simple design rules for the tapers and Y-junctions are derived from the obtained results.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 29, 1981
Published: June 1, 1982
R. Baets and P. E. Lagasse, "Calculation of radiation loss in integrated-optic tapers and Y-junctions," Appl. Opt. 21, 1972-1978 (1982)