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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1980
  • pp: 2442–2452

Selective excitation of parabolic-index optical fibers by Gaussian beams

J. Saijonmaa, A. B. Sharma, and S. J. Halme  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 2442-2452 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.19.002442


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Abstract

Excitation coefficients of the guided modes of a parabolic-index optical fiber by narrow input Gaussian beams are calculated. The effects of beam offset, tilt, width, and wave-front curvature are examined. A wave-optical procedure for optimizing the input Gaussian beamwidth (to excite as few mode groups as possible) as a function of beam offset is presented and shown to be in agreement with a simple Fourier-optics optimization.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 1979
Published: July 15, 1980

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J. Saijonmaa, A. B. Sharma, and S. J. Halme, "Selective excitation of parabolic-index optical fibers by Gaussian beams," Appl. Opt. 19, 2442-2452 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-19-14-2442

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