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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4012–4036

Investigation and comparison of analytical, numerical, and experimentally measured coupling losses for multi-step index optical fibers

Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Gaizka Durana, Joseba Zubia, Jon Arrue, Hans Poisel, and María Angeles Losada  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4012-4036 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.004012


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Abstract

The aim of the present paper is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the coupling losses in multi-step index (MSI) fibres. Their light power acceptance properties are investigated to obtain the corresponding analytical expressions taking into account longitudinal, transverse, and angular misalignments. For this purpose, a uniform power distribution is assumed. In addition, we perform several experimental measurements and computer simulations in order to calculate the coupling losses for two different MSI polymer optical fibres (MSI-POFs). These results serve us to validate the theoretical expressions we have obtained.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

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Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Gaizka Durana, Joseba Zubia, Jon Arrue, Hans Poisel, and María Losada, "Investigation and comparison of analytical, numerical, and experimentally measured coupling losses for multi-step index optical fibers," Opt. Express 13, 4012-4036 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-11-4012


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