OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 5996–6006

Experimental investigation of the intrinsic properties of the optical coupling between axisymmetric Gaussian beams

Yves St-Amant, Daniel Gariépy, and Denis Rancourt  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 28, pp. 5996-6006 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.005996


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1293 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Continuing a previous analytical and numerical work, an experimental investigation of seven intrinsic properties of the optical coupling between axisymmetric Gaussian beams is presented. In this study, two single-mode fibers are used as the receiver and the emitter and a five-axis nanopositioning system is used to investigate optical coupling properties by moving one fiber relative to the other. Experiments demonstrate the existence of sufficiently accurate hyperbolic, parabolic, and linear trends for the optical coupling phenomenon, which can be useful for developing model-based alignment algorithms.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2005
Published: October 1, 2005

Citation
Yves St-Amant, Daniel Gariépy, and Denis Rancourt, "Experimental investigation of the intrinsic properties of the optical coupling between axisymmetric Gaussian beams," Appl. Opt. 44, 5996-6006 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-28-5996


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. Z. Tang, R. Zhang, S. K. Mondal, F. G. Shi, “Optimization of fiber-optic coupling and alignment tolerance for coupling between a laser diode and a wedged single-mode fiber,” Opt. Commun. 199, 95–101 (2001). [CrossRef]
  2. Z. Tang, R. Zhang, F. G. Shi, “Effects of angular misalignments on fiber-optic alignment automation,” Opt. Commun. 196, 173–180 (2001). [CrossRef]
  3. Y. St-Amant, D. Gariépy, D. Rancourt, “Intrinsic properties of the optical coupling between axisymmetric Gaussian beams,” Appl. Opt. 43, 5691–5704 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. H. Kogelnik, Coupling and Conversion Coefficients for Optical Modes in Quasi-Optics, Microwave Research Institute Symposia Series, Vol. 14 (Polytechnic, New York, 1964), pp. 333–347.
  5. L. A. Wang, C. D. Su, “Tolerance analysis of aligning an astigmatic laser diode with a single-mode optical fiber,” J. Lightwave. Technol. 14, 2757–2762 (1996). [CrossRef]
  6. W. B. Joyce, B. C. DeLoach, “Alignment of Gaussian beams,” Appl. Opt. 23, 4187–4196 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. Nemoto, T. Makimoto, “Analysis of splice loss in single-mode fibers using a Gaussian field approximation,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 11, 447–457 (1979). [CrossRef]
  8. J. A. Buck, Fundamentals of Optical Fibers (Wiley, New York, 1995).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited