Calculation of radiation-loss in symmetric dielectric optical waveguide Y-junction power dividers and evanescent-field directional couplers is presented. The loss is calculated as a function of the separating angle for the odd and even exciting normal modes, in Several test structures. It is shown that for most practical cases, the even normal mode is more lossy than the odd normal mode. The difference increases with the separating angle and with the guidance-strength. This radiation-loss difference is, in general, smaller for directional couplers than for Y-junction power dividers. Introducing a proper curvature to the output waveguides of a struc- - ture can serve to minimize this difference.
|State||Published - 1989|
|Event||16th Conference of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, EEIS 1989 - Tel-Aviv, Israel|
Duration: 7 Mar 1989 → 9 Mar 1989
|Conference||16th Conference of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, EEIS 1989|
|Period||7/03/89 → 9/03/89|