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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2366–2368

Nonparaxial free-space diffraction from oblique end faces of single-mode optical fibers

Hagyong Kihm and Seung-Woo Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 20, pp. 2366-2368 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002366


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Abstract

We investigate free-space diffraction of light that emanates from obliquely cleaved end faces of single-mode fibers. Emphasis is placed on precise prediction of the wave-front sphericity of fiber-generating waves in the nonparaxial Fresnel propagation region spanning an entire hemispherical observation surface. Rayleigh–Sommerfeld scalar diffraction theory is used to produce an analytic closed-form solution with a nonparaxial approximation. The result allows the wave front's sphericity and the amplitude distribution of fiber-generating waves to be evaluated precisely with less computation than for existing numerical or infinite-series solutions.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Hagyong Kihm and Seung-Woo Kim, "Nonparaxial free-space diffraction from oblique end faces of single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 29, 2366-2368 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-20-2366

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