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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 181–183

Adaptive waveguide bends with homogeneous, nonmagnetic, and isotropic materials

Tiancheng Han, Cheng-Wei Qiu, and Xiaohong Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 181-183 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000181


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Abstract

We propose a method for adaptive waveguide bends using homogeneous, nonmagnetic, and isotropic materials, which simplifies the parameters of the bends to the utmost extent. The proposed bend has an adaptive and compact shape because of all the flat boundaries. The nonmagnetic property is realized by selecting O B / O C = 0.5 . Only two nonmagnetic isotropic dielectrics are needed throughout, and the transmission is not sensitive to nonmagnetic isotropic dielectrics. Results validate and illustrate these functionalities, which make the bend much easier to fabricate and apply, owing to its simple parameters, compact shape, and versatility in connecting different waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011

Citation
Tiancheng Han, Cheng-Wei Qiu, and Xiaohong Tang, "Adaptive waveguide bends with homogeneous, nonmagnetic, and isotropic materials," Opt. Lett. 36, 181-183 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-181


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