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Propagation characteristics of circularly bent gradient-index planar waveguides with finite cladding thicknesses
Author(s): Kazuo Ono; Mayumi Matsunaga; Takanori Wakaki; Yoshitaka Ootani
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Paper Abstract

Circularly bent gradient-index planar waveguides with finite cladding thicknesses are analyzed by the modal matching method. The waveguides assume the refractive index profiles of different shapes, namely, the parabolic and the truncated parabolic profiles. Numerical results of propagation characteristics together with pure bend loss are shown. In addition, feasibility of interferometric devices using bent planar waveguide is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5445, Microwave and Optical Technology 2003, (7 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558781
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Kazuo Ono, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Mayumi Matsunaga, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Takanori Wakaki, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Yoshitaka Ootani, Minolta Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5445:
Microwave and Optical Technology 2003

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