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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 21697–21704

A novel scheme for 1×N optical power splitter

Xionggui Tang, Jinkun Liao, Heping Li, Lin Zhang, Rongguo Lu, and Yongzhi Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 21697-21704 (2010)

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A novel 1 × N optical power splitter has been proposed, to realize the desired specific optical power splitting, in which the asymmetric Y-branch waveguides based on total internal reflection have been introduced. The simulated results show that the arbitrary expected splitting can be achieved in the device. The device has been fabricated by using polymer materials, and it experimentally exhibits good uniformity at optical power output ports, which is consistent with the simulation prediction. The novel 1 × N optical power splitter has wide potential application in the integrated optical system.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2010
Published: September 29, 2010

Xionggui Tang, Jinkun Liao, Heping Li, Lin Zhang, Rongguo Lu, and Yongzhi Liu, "A novel scheme for 1×N optical power splitter," Opt. Express 18, 21697-21704 (2010)

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