Modes in curved step-index optical fibres

Gambling, W.A. and Matsumura, H. (1977) Modes in curved step-index optical fibres. Electronics Letters, 13, (18), 532-535. (doi:10.1049/el:19770384).


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By using parabolic, instead of circular, cylindrical coordinates the field distributions of the natural modes of curved step-index fibres can be described completely, yet simply. The mode caustics corresponding to the geometrical guiding limit of the equivalent rays of a curved fibre can be clearly demonstrated. Near-field mode patterns and caustics obtained experimentally are in excellent agreement with the theory.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1049/el:19770384
ISSNs: 0013-5194 (print)
1350-911X (electronic)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78735
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59

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