Abstract

In this paper, an accurate model of the far-field radiation of a tapered optical fiber, which is widely used in communication optics and biomedical tomography, is presented. The authors first analyze the far field that is radiated from the normally cut fiber then extend the model to a fiber with a tapered end by considering the different phase contributions of the emitted rays. The proposed technique shows the effects of the cut with a view of obtaining a high efficiency both in coupling and radiation pattern characteristics.

© 2006 IEEE

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