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Optical Engineering

Optimization of Y-splitting antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides-based rib waveguides
Author(s): Matthew A. Stott; Jennifer Black; Erik Hamilton; Holger Schmidt; Aaron R. Hawkins
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Paper Abstract

Antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide power splitters, designed for use around the 635-nm wavelength, are characterized for multiple split angles ranging from 0.5 deg to 9 deg. Theoretical expectations and simulations predict lowest transmission losses at this split junction for the lowest angles. This is confirmed by the experimental structures built in SiO2 films on silicon substrates. A fabrication nonideality affects the achievable splitting angle. Design considerations are discussed based on tradeoffs between loss and the required length for a Y-splitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 55(10) 100505 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.10.100505
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 55, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew A. Stott, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Jennifer Black, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Erik Hamilton, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)
Holger Schmidt, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Aaron R. Hawkins, Brigham Young Univ. (United States)

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