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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1589–

Out-of-Plane Optical Coupling Between an Elliptical Gaussian Beam and an Angled Single-Mode Fiber

W. T. Chen and Lon A. Wang

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 1589- (1998)


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Abstract

An approximate analytical model is developed for calculating the out-of-plane coupling efficiency between an elliptical Gaussian beam from a laser diode and an angled single-mode fiber. The simulation results obtained from the model indicate that when a laser diode has no tilt the coupling efficiency varies with relative rotation angle at a period of \pi rather than remains constant, and the period changes from \pi toward 2\pi as the tilt angle of laser diode increases. A proof-of-principle experiment is performed to demonstrate the validity of the model as the elliptical factor becomes large. Potential applications by employing the model are discussed.

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W. T. Chen and Lon A. Wang, "Out-of-Plane Optical Coupling Between an Elliptical Gaussian Beam and an Angled Single-Mode Fiber," J. Lightwave Technol. 16, 1589- (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-16-9-1589

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