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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1992–1996

Power density of the evanescent field in the vicinity of a tapered fiber

Jacques Bures and René Ghosh  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 1992-1996 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.16.001992


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Abstract

The power density in the vicinity of a tapered fiber is calculated, with the vectorial model of step-index circular waveguides. For the fundamental HE11 mode carrying a power of 1 Watt, we show that it is possible to obtain theoretical densities in the range of 108 W/cm2 at the fiber surface. The promising use of such intense evanescent fields as “atomic mirrors” is considered, and the feasibility of these guides is investigated.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 1999
Published: August 1, 1999

Citation
Jacques Bures and René Ghosh, "Power density of the evanescent field in the vicinity of a tapered fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 1992-1996 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-16-8-1992


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