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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 12 — Jun. 2, 2001
  • pp: 644–648

How to tap an innocent waveguide

Michael Paulus and Olivier J. F. Martin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 12, pp. 644-648 (2001)

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We study the interaction of a mode propagating in a planar waveguide with a three–dimensional rectangular defect (protrusion or notch) in the structure. The scattering by the defect disturbes the propagation of the mode and light is coupled out of the waveguide. To investigate these phenomena we compute electric field distributions with the Green’s tensor technique and show movies with varying defect geometries and different mode polarizations. These calculations should be useful for optimizing specific elements in complex photonic circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

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Original Manuscript: May 8, 2001
Published: June 2, 2001

Michael Paulus and Olivier Martin, "How to tap an innocent waveguide," Opt. Express 8, 644-648 (2001)

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