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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2008
  • pp: 4935–4939

Calculation of the coupling coefficient in strained step index plastic optical fibers

Svetislav Savović and Alexandar Djordjevich  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 27, pp. 4935-4939 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.004935


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Abstract

The coupling coefficient in a strained step index plastic optical fiber is determined using our recent simplified method. This enabled the calculation of the length z s at which the steady-state distribution (SSD) is achieved. Results are in good agreement with measurements reported earlier. The strained fiber shows a much stronger mode coupling than the unstrained one of the same type. Consequently, the fiber length for achieving the SSD is much shorter for strained than unstrained fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2008
Published: September 17, 2008

Citation
Svetislav Savović and Alexandar Djordjevich, "Calculation of the coupling coefficient in strained step index plastic optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 47, 4935-4939 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-27-4935


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