Novel technique to optimize on-axis coupling between single mode fiber and multimode specialty fibers using an intermediate segment of step index multimode fiber is presented. Coupling efficiency of 93% is achieved for optimum fiber parameters.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
W. S. Mohammed, X. Gu, J. Meier, and P. W. Smith, "Maximizing On-Axis Coupling Efficiency Between Single Mode Fiber and Multimode Specialty Fibers Using Multi-Mode Interference," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThC92.
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