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Radiation Loss From A Dielectric Channel Waveguide Bend
Author(s): David C. Chang; Robert Holland; Edward F. Kuester
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Paper Abstract

The primary objective of this investigation was to analytically determine the effect of a plane dielectric interface upon the radiation loss of a curved channel dielectric wave-guide embedded in a dense substrate as commonly encountered in millimeter and optical integrated circuits. Results of our study indicate that in contrast to the case of a bent channel guide embedded in a homogeneous medium with an algebraic behavior of R0-1/2 (R0 is the radius of curvature of the bent channel guide), the radiation of a bent channel guide embedded below a plane dielectric interface exhibits an R0-3/2 dependence. This altered algebraic dependence can result in significant reductions in radiation loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0317, Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits, (2 August 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933091
Show Author Affiliations
David C. Chang, University of Colorado (United States)
Robert Holland, University of Colorado (United States)
Edward F. Kuester, University of Colorado (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0317:
Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits
Bob D. Guenther; William Pittman, Editor(s)

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