The performance of passive dielectric optical waveguide multibranch power splitters, constructed with different architectures, is analyzed by using the beam propagation method. The principle underlying our configuration seems applicable to a higher-order splitter with an even number of branches.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 4, 1989
Published: October 20, 1990
Zeev Weissman, Emanuel Marom, and Amos A. Hardy, "Novel passive multibranch power splitters for integrated optics," Appl. Opt. 29, 4426-4428 (1990)