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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2380–2382

Graphical representation of prism coupling into thin films

Albert Feldman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 2380-2382 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.002380


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Abstract

A natural framework for evaluating prism-coupler performance is provided by a recently developed geometrical construction in which refraction through a prism for an arbitrary angle of incidence is represented by an ellipse. The useful operating range of a prism coupler is represented by the portion of the representational ellipse that appears within a window determined by the mode propagation conditions of a thin-film–substrate system.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 14, 1983
Published: August 1, 1983

Citation
Albert Feldman, "Graphical representation of prism coupling into thin films," Appl. Opt. 22, 2380-2382 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-15-2380


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