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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1983
  • pp: 991–994

Transmission loss caused by an angular misalignment between two multimode fibers with arbitrary profile exponents

Dieter Opielka and Dieter Rittich  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 991-994 (1983)

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The coupling efficiency between two multimode fibers with an angular misalignment is calculated. For the practically interesting cases of parabolic and step-index profiles, closed-form expressions and simple approximations are derived. Furthermore a general loss formula for small tilt angles and arbitrary profile exponents is presented.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 24, 1982
Published: April 1, 1983

Dieter Opielka and Dieter Rittich, "Transmission loss caused by an angular misalignment between two multimode fibers with arbitrary profile exponents," Appl. Opt. 22, 991-994 (1983)

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