A waveguide beam splitter based on optical tunneling

Xinya Lei, Shufeng Bai, Haixiong Ge, Stephen Y. Chou

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Optical waveguide beam splitters (combiners) and waveguide switches are essential for building large-scale optical integrated circuit. The mechanism proposed in the past for waveguide beam splitter is beam splitting by mode conversion, such as the widely used Y-branch optical waveguides. To increase the density of optical integration and allow sophisticated optical wiring in chip, practical designs require the use of sharp, e.g. 90°, bends. This paper reports on an experimental demonstration of a waveguide beam splitter based on optical tunneling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)832-833
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings - TUCSON, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2003Oct 30 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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