Tapered holey fibers for spot size and numerical aperture conversion

G. E. Town*, J. T. Lizier

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Guidelines for adiabatic taper design, and calculated mode field distributions at the both ends of an optimally shaped taper were derived. Finite difference method and time domain method were used to model the axially non-uniform tapered structures. Taper loss was calculated as a function of length. Numerical results showed that loss decreased with taper length and became negligible for tapers longer than 50 μ meter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSummaries of papers presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2011. Postconference Technical Digest
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOSA Publishing
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)1557526621
Publication statusPublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


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