OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 29, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2004
  • pp: 465–467

Experimental confirmation of matched bends

Andrea Melloni, Giuseppe Cusmai, and Mario Martinelli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 5, pp. 465-467 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000465


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (1007 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Modal conversion between the fundamental mode and the first-order (leaky) mode has been experimentally investigated in high-index-contrast integrated-optical bent waveguides. The matched bend condition has been experimentally confirmed on cascaded bends, and the effect of both matched and unmatched bends on Y branches has been investigated. Good agreement between theoretical predictions and experimental results for both monomode and multimode waveguides is achieved. It is demonstrated that, in bent waveguides, the modal conversion between the fundamental mode and the first (leaky) mode can be accurately controlled to avoid additional losses and transfer function impairments.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Citation
Andrea Melloni, Giuseppe Cusmai, and Mario Martinelli, "Experimental confirmation of matched bends," Opt. Lett. 29, 465-467 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-5-465


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. S. Tomljenovic-Hannic, J. D. Love, and A. Ankiewiez, Electron. Lett. 38, 220 (2002).
  2. A. Melloni, F. Carniel, R. Costa, and M. Martinelli, J. Lightwave Technol. 19, 571 (2001).
  3. A. Melloni, P. Monguzzi, R. Costa, and M. Martinelli, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 130 (2003).
  4. T. Kitoh, N. Takato, M. Yasu, and M. Kawachi, J. Lightwave Technol. 13, 555 (1995).
  5. T. Hirono, M. Kohtoku, Y. Yoshikuni, W. W. Lui, and K. Yokoyama, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 982 (1998).
  6. LioniX BV, Enschede, The Netherlands, http://www.lionixbv.nl.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited