A novel fiber tapering shape, which is based on compound parabolic geometry, is proposed to increase the acceptance angle of a compound parabolic concentrator. The proposed design is described by use of ray optics on a step-index multimode fiber.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 12, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2004
Published: November 10, 2004
Lee C. Chen, Andy L. Y. Low, and Su F. Chien, "Compound parabolic tapered fiber for fiber coupling with a highly divergent source," Appl. Opt. 43, 5923-5925 (2004)