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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1985
  • pp: 462–468

Transmission properties of a multimode optical-fiber taper

Yi-Fan Li and John W. Y. Lit  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 462-468 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.2.000462


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Abstract

A simple and useful formula governing the skew rays propagating through a multimode fiber taper has been derived by using geometrical optics. Using this formula, the transmission properties of the fiber taper are studied. The total light transmitted and the effective numerical aperture for both the meridional rays and the skew rays are compared with those of a uniform fiber.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 1984
Published: March 1, 1985

Citation
Yi-Fan Li and John W. Y. Lit, "Transmission properties of a multimode optical-fiber taper," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 462-468 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-2-3-462


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