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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1986
  • pp: 161–164

Mode changes in step-index multimode fiber tapers

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


JOSA A, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 161-164 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.3.000161


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Abstract

Analytical and graphical results are presented that describe the changes of a mode as it propagates through a multimode step-index linear optical-fiber taper.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 1985
Published: January 1, 1986

Citation
Yi-Fan Li and John W. Y. Lit, "Mode changes in step-index multimode fiber tapers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3, 161-164 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-3-1-161


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  9. See Eq. (17) in Ref. 7 and the equations that show L= L″ in Ref. 8.
  10. See Eqs. (9)–(11) in Ref. 8.
  11. In Ref. 8, the refractive index n1of the core and the wavelength λ have not been given. These, we believe, are necessary for the calculation of mb and ub. As a result, we could not compare our results with similar ones in Ref. 8.

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