Antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide power splitters, designed for use around the 635-nm wavelength, are characterized for multiple split angles ranging from 0.5 deg to 9 deg. Theoretical expectations and simulations predict lowest transmission losses at this split junction for the lowest angles. This is confirmed by the experimental structures built in films on silicon substrates. A fabrication nonideality affects the achievable splitting angle. Design considerations are discussed based on tradeoffs between loss and the required length for a Y-splitter.