Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 309–316 | Cite as

Modeling reflections induced by waveguide transitions

  • Daniele MelatiEmail author
  • Francesco Morichetti
  • Andrea Melloni


Reflections generated along optical waveguides may result in detrimental effects and deterioration of the circuit performances. In this work we propose a fast and accurate circuit model to predict the reflection induced by a waveguide discontinuity. The model is based on a variational approach of the Fresnel expression of the reflectivity. After theoretical description, the model is applied to two different interfaces: a waveguide transition inducing very low reflections and a reflective chip facet. A comparison with experimental results and electromagnetic simulations is shown, demonstrating the accuracy of the proposed method.


Photonics Integration Numerical Method Reflection Waveguides Discontinuities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Melati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesco Morichetti
    • 1
  • Andrea Melloni
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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