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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1997
  • pp: 3435–3438

Laser diode to single-mode fiber ball lens coupling efficiency: full-wave calculation and measurements

Richard P. Ratowsky, Long Yang, Robert J. Deri, Kok Wai Chang, Jeffrey S. Kallman, and Gary Trott  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 3435-3438 (1997)

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We show that the coupling efficiency from a laser diode (LD) to an optical fiber through a ball lens can be calculated accurately using the exact solution to Maxwell’s equations for the scattering of a beam from a dielectric sphere. Our calculated results agree closely with coupling measurements from an asymmetric LD for two different ball lenses.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 20, 1995
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 1996
Published: May 20, 1997

Richard P. Ratowsky, Long Yang, Robert J. Deri, Kok Wai Chang, Jeffrey S. Kallman, and Gary Trott, "Laser diode to single-mode fiber ball lens coupling efficiency: full-wave calculation and measurements," Appl. Opt. 36, 3435-3438 (1997)

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