## Optimal Control Theory for Optical Waveguide Design: Application to *Y*-Branch Structures

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3917-3923 (1999)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.003917

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### Abstract

A recently introduced optimal control theory method for optical waveguide design is applied to <i>Y</i>-branch waveguides and Mach–Zehnder modulators. The method simultaneously optimizes many parameters in a chosen design scheme; computational effort scales mildly with the number of parameters considered. Significant improvement in guiding efficiency relative to intuitively reasonable initial parameter choices is obtained in all cases.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

**OCIS Codes**

(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters

(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

**Citation**

Dhruv K. Pant, Rob D. Coalson, Marta I. Hernández, and José Campos-Martínez, "Optimal Control Theory for Optical Waveguide Design: Application to *Y*-Branch Structures," Appl. Opt. **38**, 3917-3923 (1999)

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