Abstract

The theory of modal propagation through symmetric and asymmetric 2-D weakly guiding Y-junctions is extended to cover few-mode, multimode, and multiarm Y-junctions. A conceptual approach based on the evolution of modal effective indexes and composite supermodes is used to determine the qualitative functionality of these devices, with quantification being determined numerically using the beam propagation method.

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2011 (1)

N. Riesen, J. D. Love, "Dispersion equalisation in few-mode fibres," Opt. Quantum Electron. 42, 577-585 (2011).

2003 (1)

J. D. Love, A. Ankiewicz, "Purely geometrical coarse wavelength multiplexer/demultiplexer," Electron. Lett. 39, 1385-1386 (2003).

1997 (1)

W. M. Henry, J. D. Love, "Asymmetric multimode Y-junction splitters," Opt. Quantum Electron. 29, 379-392 (1997).

1996 (1)

J. D. Love, R. W. C. Vance, A. Joblin, "Asymmetric, adiabatic multipronged planar splitters," Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 353-369 (1996).

1992 (1)

J. E. Baran, D. A. Smith, "Adiabatic 2$\,\times\,$2 polarization splitter on LINBO$_3$," Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 39-40 (1992).

1991 (2)

K. Shirafuji, S. Kurazono, "Transmission characteristics of optical asymmetric-Y junction with a gap region," J. Lightw. Technol. 9, 426-429 (1991).

J. Vandertol, J. H. Laarhuis, "A polarization splitter on LINBO$_3$ using only titanium diffusion," J. Lightw. Technol. 9, 879-886 (1991).

1989 (1)

N. Goto, G. L. Yip, "A TE-TM mode splitter in LINBO$_3$ by proton-exchange and TI diffusion," J. Lightw. Technol. 7, 1567-1574 (1989).

1988 (1)

W. Y. Hung, H. P. Chan, P. S. Chung, "Novel design of wide-angle single-mode symmetric Y-junctions," Electron. Lett. 24, 1184-1185 (1988).

1982 (1)

1978 (1)

H. Sasaki, I. Anderson, "Theoretical and experimental studies on active Y-junctions in optical-waveguides," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 14, 883-892 (1978).

1975 (1)

W. K. Burns, A. F. Milton, "Mode conversion in planar-dielectric separating waveguides," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 32-39 (1975).

1968 (1)

A. G. Medoks, "Theory of symmetric waveguide Y-junction," Radio Eng. Electron. P 13, 106 (1968).

Electron. Lett. (2)

W. Y. Hung, H. P. Chan, P. S. Chung, "Novel design of wide-angle single-mode symmetric Y-junctions," Electron. Lett. 24, 1184-1185 (1988).

J. D. Love, A. Ankiewicz, "Purely geometrical coarse wavelength multiplexer/demultiplexer," Electron. Lett. 39, 1385-1386 (2003).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

W. K. Burns, A. F. Milton, "Mode conversion in planar-dielectric separating waveguides," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 32-39 (1975).

H. Sasaki, I. Anderson, "Theoretical and experimental studies on active Y-junctions in optical-waveguides," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 14, 883-892 (1978).

J. Lightw. Technol. (3)

N. Goto, G. L. Yip, "A TE-TM mode splitter in LINBO$_3$ by proton-exchange and TI diffusion," J. Lightw. Technol. 7, 1567-1574 (1989).

J. Vandertol, J. H. Laarhuis, "A polarization splitter on LINBO$_3$ using only titanium diffusion," J. Lightw. Technol. 9, 879-886 (1991).

K. Shirafuji, S. Kurazono, "Transmission characteristics of optical asymmetric-Y junction with a gap region," J. Lightw. Technol. 9, 426-429 (1991).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (3)

J. D. Love, R. W. C. Vance, A. Joblin, "Asymmetric, adiabatic multipronged planar splitters," Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 353-369 (1996).

W. M. Henry, J. D. Love, "Asymmetric multimode Y-junction splitters," Opt. Quantum Electron. 29, 379-392 (1997).

N. Riesen, J. D. Love, "Dispersion equalisation in few-mode fibres," Opt. Quantum Electron. 42, 577-585 (2011).

Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. E. Baran, D. A. Smith, "Adiabatic 2$\,\times\,$2 polarization splitter on LINBO$_3$," Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 39-40 (1992).

Radio Eng. Electron. P (1)

A. G. Medoks, "Theory of symmetric waveguide Y-junction," Radio Eng. Electron. P 13, 106 (1968).

Other (1)

J. D. Love, A. Ankiewicz, "Photonic devices based on mode conversion," Proc. Australian Conf. Opt. Fibre Technol. (2001) pp. 80-81.

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