A simple method for coupling a standard single-mode fiber and a capillary optical fiber is proposed based on the process of splicing and tapering at the fusion point between the two fibers. The coupling model is presented, and the theoretical prediction is confirmed by the experimental results.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2009
Published: October 7, 2009
Xiaoliang Zhu, Libo Yuan, Jun Yang, and Shouxiu Cao, "Coupling model of standard single-mode and capillary fiber," Appl. Opt. 48, 5624-5628 (2009)