The theory of adiabatic optical fiber tapers is revised with the Landau-Dykhne formula, which provides simple and physically clear expressions for the intermode transmission amplitudes and is used to determine the smallest microfiber diameter enabling light transmission.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
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M. Sumetsky, " Theory of Adiabatic Optical Fiber and Microfiber Tapers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OTuH2.
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