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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1998
  • pp: 7747–7751

Modal analysis for optimization of single-mode waveguide pigtailing and fiber splicing

Louay Eldada and James T. Yardley  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 33, pp. 7747-7751 (1998)

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We examine the waveguide dimension and refractive-index difference space for the optimization of single-mode channel waveguide pigtails and optical fiber splices, and we explain these results using modal analysis. We present closed-form equations for the evaluation of the optimal index difference and the allowable variation in its value in any material. We provide a novel way of viewing common waveguide physical parameters and translating them into information that determines the efficacy of a fiber connection.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

Original Manuscript: April 9, 1998
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 1998
Published: November 20, 1998

Louay Eldada and James T. Yardley, "Modal analysis for optimization of single-mode waveguide pigtailing and fiber splicing," Appl. Opt. 37, 7747-7751 (1998)

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