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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1413–1429

Power transmission coefficients for multi-step index optical fibres

Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Joseba Zubia, Gaizka Durana, and Jon Arrue  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 1413-1429 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.001413


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Abstract

The aim of the present paper is to provide a single analytical expression of the power transmission coefficient for leaky rays in multi-step index (MSI) fibres. This expression is valid for all tunnelling and refracting rays and allows us to evaluate numerically the power attenuation along an MSI fibre of an arbitrary number of layers. We validate our analysis by comparing the results obtained for limit cases of MSI fibres with those corresponding to step-index (SI) and graded-index (GI) fibres. We also make a similar comparison between this theoretical expression and the use of the WKB solutions of the scalar wave equation.

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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
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2006
Published: February 20, 2006

Citation
Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Joseba Zubia, Gaizka Durana, and Jon Arrue, "Power transmission coefficients for multi-step index optical fibres," Opt. Express 14, 1413-1429 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-4-1413


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