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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 1977


Local EPrints ID: 78735
ISSN: 0013-5194
PURE UUID: 6b72bfb4-2a6a-489c-9a46-936761045d8a

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Author: W.A. Gambling
Author: H. Matsumura

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