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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1990
  • pp: 4003–4007

Arbitrary single-mode coupling by tapered and nontapered grin fiber lenses

Jesus Linares and Carlos Gomez-Reino  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 28, pp. 4003-4007 (1990)

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Arbitrary modal field coupling is analyzed and optimized by using tapered and nontapered GRIN fiber lenses as single-mode optical fiber connectors. Conditions for achieving maximum coupling efficiency are derived.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 2, 1990
Published: October 1, 1990

Jesus Linares and Carlos Gomez-Reino, "Arbitrary single-mode coupling by tapered and nontapered grin fiber lenses," Appl. Opt. 29, 4003-4007 (1990)

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