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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2007
  • pp: 3031–3037

Image transmission and radiation by truncated linearly polarized multimode fiber

Agnese Lucesoli and Tullio Rozzi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 15, pp. 3031-3037 (2007)

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We study the use of individual multimode fibers for the purposes of microendoscopy. We discuss the question of image decomposition in the several modes propagating over the fiber and their scattering at the truncated fiber end. We derive analytically the scattering matrix of the “fiber-to-air” interface, we quantify the extent of intermodal coupling, and we evaluate the radiation diagram from the fiber end. Results show that intermodal coupling is weak, so that it appears possible to “capture” an external image and transmit the same through the fiber, after appropriate phase correction, without excessive distortion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007

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Agnese Lucesoli and Tullio Rozzi, "Image transmission and radiation by truncated linearly polarized multimode fiber," Appl. Opt. 46, 3031-3037 (2007)

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