Abstract

The paper considers two questions. The first one is: Is it possible to transmit three-dimensional pictorial information through transparent glass (or other dielectric) fibers? We find that due to modal dispersion, pictorial information is invariably “smeared” in transmission. The second question is: Given nature’s reluctance to transmit pictures through fibers, is there anything we can do about it? We suggest that the answer is yes and point to a class of solutions involving nonlinear optical mixing.

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Baues, P.

P. Baues, Opt. Electron. 1, 37 (1969).

Born, M.

M. Born and E.Wolf, Principles of Optics, 3rd ed. (Pergamon, New York, 1965).

Goodman, J. W.

See, for example, J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968).

Gover, A.

A. Gover, C. P. Lee, and A. Yariv, following paper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 306 (1976).

Hahn, E. L.

E. L. Hahn, Phys. Rev. 80, 580 (1950).

Kawakami, S.

S. Kawakami and J. Nishizawa, IEEE Trans. MTT-16, 814 (1968).

Kogelnik, H.

H. Kogelnik, Appl. Opt. 4, 1562 (1965).

Lee, C. P.

A. Gover, C. P. Lee, and A. Yariv, following paper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 306 (1976).

Marcuse, D.

D. Marcuse, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 52, 1169 (1973).

Nishizawa, J.

S. Kawakami and J. Nishizawa, IEEE Trans. MTT-16, 814 (1968).

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E.Wolf, Principles of Optics, 3rd ed. (Pergamon, New York, 1965).

Yariv, A.

A. Gover, C. P. Lee, and A. Yariv, following paper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 306 (1976).

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed, (Wiley, New York, 1975), p. 120.

A. Yariv, Introduction to Optical Electronics (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, New York, 1971).

Other

A. Yariv, Introduction to Optical Electronics (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, New York, 1971).

A. Gover, C. P. Lee, and A. Yariv, following paper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 306 (1976).

S. Kawakami and J. Nishizawa, IEEE Trans. MTT-16, 814 (1968).

P. Baues, Opt. Electron. 1, 37 (1969).

M. Born and E.Wolf, Principles of Optics, 3rd ed. (Pergamon, New York, 1965).

See, for example, J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968).

H. Kogelnik, Appl. Opt. 4, 1562 (1965).

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed, (Wiley, New York, 1975), p. 120.

D. Marcuse, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 52, 1169 (1973).

E. L. Hahn, Phys. Rev. 80, 580 (1950).

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