A local plane wave analysis is employed to derive the ray power transmission and attenuation coefficients for refracting leaky rays on graded-index fibers. These coefficients also reduce to established forms for tunneling rays and are compared with modal attenuation coefficients in the limit of strongly refracting rays.
© 1978 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 8, 1977
Published: July 15, 1978
John D. Love and Clive Winkler, "Refracting leaky rays in graded-index fibers," Appl. Opt. 17, 2205-2208 (1978)