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Optical Engineering

Misalignment losses in fiber optic joints due to angular misalignment for arbitrary energy distribution
Author(s): Kevin M. Taylor; Betty Lise Anderson
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Paper Abstract

Although several models exist for calculating the loss in a fiber optic butt-joint resulting from angular misalignment between the fiber ends, these models generally assume an even energy distribution both across the face of the emitting fiber and throughout the emission angle. We present a numerical method that allows for arbitrary and physically realizable energy distributions. This approach also takes into account the physical size of the cladding on joint geometry, a previously neglected factor that becomes important for large tilt angles. Our results show loss curves that are appreciably different from those predicted by simpler models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(12) doi: 10.1117/12.215460
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin M. Taylor, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
Betty Lise Anderson, Ohio State Univ. (United States)


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