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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3283–3295

Analysis of intrinsic coupling loss in multi-step index optical fibres

Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Gaizka Durana, Joseba Zubia, Jon Arrue, Felipe Jiménez, and Javier Mateo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3283-3295 (2005)

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The main goal of the present paper is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the intrinsic coupling loss for multi–step index (MSI) fibres and compare it with those obtained for step– and graded–index fibres. We investigate the effects of tolerances to each waveguide parameter typical in standard manufacturing processes by carrying out several simulations using the ray–tracing method. The results obtained will serve us to identify the most critical waveguide variations to which fibre manufactures will have to pay closer attention to achieve lower coupling losses.

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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

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Original Manuscript: February 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Gaizka Durana, Joseba Zubia, Jon Arrue, Felipe Jiménez, and Javier Mateo, "Analysis of intrinsic coupling loss in multi�??step index optical fibres," Opt. Express 13, 3283-3295 (2005)

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