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Stepped Switched Optical Directional Couplers With Unequal Section Lengths
Author(s): L. J. Du; Chin-Lin Chen
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Paper Abstract

Stepped switched optical directional couplers with sections of unequal lengths are studied. The switching diagrams for two- and three-section directional couplers were obtained. The concepts of "quasi-bar" or "quasi-cross" states are introduced for couplers with unequal sectional lengths. Loci tracing these quasi states and contours corresponding to different cross-talk levels are obtained. These curves are useful in estimating of the cross talk level due to fabrication errors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1979
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0176, Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices II, (26 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957216
Show Author Affiliations
L. J. Du, University of Louisville (United States)
Chin-Lin Chen, Purdue University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0176:
Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices II
Elsa M. Garmire, Editor(s)

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