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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1982
  • pp: 2671–2688

Coupling efficiency of optics in single-mode fiber components

R. E. Wagner and W. J. Tomlinson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 2671-2688 (1982)

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Many single-mode fiber components include some form of optics, such as lenses or mirrors, for collecting light from a source fiber or laser and concentrating it on a receiving fiber. For such components there is a direct and simple relationship between coupling efficiency and optical aberrations. This paper combines fiber-coupling fundamentals, classical optics, and diffraction theory to provide a compact description of coupling efficiency that includes the effects of aberrations, fiber misalignments, and fiber-mode mismatch.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 16, 1982
Published: August 1, 1982

R. E. Wagner and W. J. Tomlinson, "Coupling efficiency of optics in single-mode fiber components," Appl. Opt. 21, 2671-2688 (1982)

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