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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3636–3638

Modeling the evolution of spatial beam parameters in parabolic index fibers

Roey Zuitlin, Yariv Shamir, Yoav Sintov, and Mark Shtaif  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3636-3638 (2012)

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We analyze the evolution of beam quality when propagating through a parabolic index (PI) fiber. The deterioration in beam quality is expressed in terms of the fiber parameters, and a methodology for minimizing the deterioration is presented. The fiber optimization procedure is evaluated numerically for an application where the PI fiber is used to deliver the signal produced by a tapered fiber-bundle beam combiner. It was demonstrated that delivery with no beam quality deterioration can be achieved with proper fiber design.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2012
Published: August 27, 2012

Roey Zuitlin, Yariv Shamir, Yoav Sintov, and Mark Shtaif, "Modeling the evolution of spatial beam parameters in parabolic index fibers," Opt. Lett. 37, 3636-3638 (2012)

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