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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1990
  • pp: 1772–1779

Geometric optics analysis of modal propagation in graded-index cylindrical fiber

Bogdan Szafraniec and Bruce E. Briley  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 1772-1779 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.001772


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Abstract

Methods of geometric optics are used to characterize a multimode optical fiber. The discrete propagation modes are derived by applying the phase resonance constraint to equations of constant phase surfaces. This constraint provides a very clear geometrical interpretation of discrete propagation modes, and provides a link between the well known Wentzel, Kramers, Brillouin (WKB) method and geometric optics.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 1988
Published: April 20, 1990

Citation
Bogdan Szafraniec and Bruce E. Briley, "Geometric optics analysis of modal propagation in graded-index cylindrical fiber," Appl. Opt. 29, 1772-1779 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-12-1772


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