The detailed behavior of circular bend attenuation in GaAs/AlGaAs rib waveguides is explored both experimentally and theoretically. Our results show a strong polarization dependence of the bend loss and coherent coupling oscillations much weaker than predicted by beam-propagation calculations.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 6, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988
R. J. Deri and R. J. Hawkins, "Polarization, scattering, and coherent effects in semiconductor rib waveguide bends," Opt. Lett. 13, 922-924 (1988)