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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14330–14334

Right-angle slot waveguide bends with high bending efficiency

Changbao Ma, Qun Zhang, and Edward Van Keuren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14330-14334 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.014330


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Abstract

Two right-angle bends for nanoscale slot waveguides with high bending efficiency based on a corner mirror and different resonant cavities are presented, one with a triangular cavity and the other with a square cavity. Through two-dimensional parametric scanning of the position of the mirror and the dimension of the cavity, a maximum bending efficiency calculated using mode overlap integral (MOI) of 94.3% is achieved for the bend with the triangular cavity and 93.1% is achieved for the bend with the square cavity. Although they both have similar bending performance, the position of the mirror is different between the two cases.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2008
Published: August 29, 2008

Citation
Changbao Ma, Qun Zhang, and Edward Van Keuren, "Right-angle slot waveguide bends with high bending efficiency," Opt. Express 16, 14330-14334 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14330


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