The effect of core geometry on focal ratio degradation in optical fibres for astronomy

Anthony Horton, Michael Goodwin, Brian Baumgartner, Tobias Feger

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Abstract

Focal ratio degradation (FRD) in multimode optical fibres is an important constraint on the design of fibre fed astronomical instrumentation. We have investigated the effect on FRD of fibre core geometry, including square and hexagonal cross-sections.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) Pacific Rim incorporating the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology
Place of PublicationPiscataway, New Jersey
Pages1919-1921
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2011 and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

Other

Other2011 International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2011 and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period28/08/111/09/11

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    Horton, A., Goodwin, M., Baumgartner, B., & Feger, T. (2011). The effect of core geometry on focal ratio degradation in optical fibres for astronomy. In 2011 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) Pacific Rim incorporating the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (pp. 1919-1921). [6194081] Piscataway, New Jersey. https://doi.org/10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6194081