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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1973
  • pp: 749–754

Hybrid Lens Beam Waveguide

J. W. Y. Lit and D. L. Van Rooy  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 749-754 (1973)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.12.000749


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Abstract

An optical beam waveguide consisting of a central aperture and a surrounding lens—a hybrid lens guide—possesses some important advantages of both iris guides and lens guides. Compared to an iris guide, it has a lower loss, and for small curvatures, is less sensitive to bends. Also it is less subject to breakdown than a lens guide. A theoretical study is presented. The hybrid lens guide can be specified by four parameters; the loss is investigated as a function of each. The effects of bending and a method to reduce such effects are also discussed.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 1972
Published: April 1, 1973

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J. W. Y. Lit and D. L. Van Rooy, "Hybrid Lens Beam Waveguide," Appl. Opt. 12, 749-754 (1973)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-12-4-749


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