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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 1992
  • pp: 5237–5240

Optical receiver design for high optical return loss

David M. Braun and Wayne V. Sorin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 25, pp. 5237-5240 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.005237


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Abstract

A new fiber pigtailed optical receiver design using a single gradient-index rod lens with a beveled exit face achieved a broadband optical return loss of >65 dB, which was limited by the diffuse reflection from the photodetector front surface. By contrast the optical return loss for a receiver with an unbeveled lens exit face and an on-axis optical path was limited to a smaller value by the specular reflection from the lens exit face.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 1991
Published: September 1, 1992

Citation
David M. Braun and Wayne V. Sorin, "Optical receiver design for high optical return loss," Appl. Opt. 31, 5237-5240 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-25-5237


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