Abstract

The power density in the vicinity of a tapered fiber is calculated, with the vectorial model of step-index circular waveguides. For the fundamental HE11 mode carrying a power of 1 Watt, we show that it is possible to obtain theoretical densities in the range of 108 W/cm2 at the fiber surface. The promising use of such intense evanescent fields as “atomic mirrors” is considered, and the feasibility of these guides is investigated.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

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