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The aim of the present paper is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the coupling losses in multi-step index (MSI) fibres. Their light power acceptance properties are investigated to obtain the corresponding analytical expressions taking into account longitudinal, transverse, and angular misalignments. For this purpose, a uniform power distribution is assumed. In addition, we perform several experimental measurements and computer simulations in order to calculate the coupling losses for two different MSI polymer optical fibres (MSI-POFs). These results serve us to validate the theoretical expressions we have obtained.

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Appl. Opt. (3)

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (5)

C. M. Miller and S. C. Mettler, �??A Loss Model for Parabolic�??Profile Fiber Splices,�?? Bell Syst. Tech. J. 57, 3167�??3180 (1978).

S. C. Mettler, �??A General Characterization of Splice Loss for Multimode Optical Fibers,�?? Bell Syst. Tech. J. 58, 2163�??2182 (1979).

D. Gloge and E. A. J. Marcatili, �??Multimode Theory of Graded-Core Fibers,�?? Bell Syst. Tech. J. 52, 1563�??1578 (1973).

D. Gloge, �??Offset and Tilt Loss in Optical Fiber Splices,�?? Bell Syst. Tech. J. 55, 905�??916 (1976).

T. C. Chu and A. R. McCormick, �??Measurements of Loss Due to Offset, End Separation, and Angular Misalignment in Graded Index Fibers Excited by an Incoherent Source,�?? Bell Syst. Tech. J. 57, 595�??602 (1978).

Fiber and Integrated Optics (1)

J. Zubia, G. Aldabaldetreku, G. Durana, J. Arrue, H. Poisel, and C. A. Bunge, �??Geometric Optics Analysis of Multi�??Step Index Optical Fibers,�?? Fiber and Integrated Optics 23, 121�??156 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

G. Jiang, R. F. Shi, and A. F. Garito, �??Mode Coupling and Equilibrium Mode Distribution Conditions in Plastic Optical Fibers,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1128�??1131 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Educ. (1)

R. J. Pieper and A. Nassopoulos, �??The Eikonal Ray Equations in Optical Fibers,�?? IEEE Trans. Educ. 40, 139�??143 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

Optical and Quantum Electronics (1)

A. Ankiewicz and C. Pask, �??The effects of source configuration on bandwidth and loss measurements in optical fibres,�?? Optical and Quantum Electronics 15, 463�??470 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Plastic Optical Fibers and Applic. 2001 (1)

K. Irie, Y. Uozu, and T. Yoshimura, �??Structure design and analysis of broadband POF,�?? in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers and Applications�??POF�??01, pp. 73�??79 (Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2001).

Plastic Optical Fibers and Applicat 1999 (1)

V. Levin, T. Baskakova, Z. Lavrova, A. Zubkov, H. Poisel, and K. Klein, �??Production of multilayer polymer optical fibers,�?? in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers and Applications�?? POF�??99, pp. 98�??101 (Chiba (Japan), 1999).

POF Conference 2001 (1)

J. Arrue, J. Zubia, G. Durana, J. Mateo, and M. Lopez-Amo, �??Model for the propagation of pulses and mode scrambling in a real POF with structural imperfections,�?? in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers and Applications�??POF�??01, pp. 301�??308 (Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2001).

POF Conference 2002 (2)

J. Zubia, H. Poisel, C.-A. Bunge, G. Aldabaldetreku, and J. Arrue, �??POF Modelling,�?? in 11th International POF Conference 2002: Proceedings, pp. 221�??224 (Tokyo (Japan), 2002).

B. Lohmüller, A. Bachmann, O. Ziemann, A. Sawaki, H. Shirai, and K. Suzuki, �??The Use of LEPAS System for POF Characterization,�?? in 11th International POF Conference 2002: Proceedings, pp. 263�??266 (Tokyo (Japan), 2002).

Tech. Rep. JIS C 6862 (1)

Japanese Standards Association, �??Test methods for structural parameters of all plastic multimode optical fibers,�?? Tech. Rep. JIS C 6862, JIS, Tokyo, Japan (1990).

Tech. Rep. JIS C 6863 (1)

Japanese Standards Association, �??Test methods for attenuation of all plastic multimode optical fibers,�?? Tech. Rep. JIS C 6863, JIS, Tokyo, Japan (1990).

Other (5)

D. Marcuse, Principles of Optical Fiber Measurements, chap. 4 (Academic Press, Inc., London, 1981).

A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman and Hall, London, 1983).

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.: �??Eska�??Miu,�?? URL <a href="http://www.pofeska.com.">http://www.pofeska.com.</a>

D. Marcuse, D. Gloge, and E. A. J. Marcatili, �??Guiding Properties of Fibers,�?? in Optical Fiber Telecommunications, S. E. Miller and A. G. Chynoweth, eds., chap. 3 (Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, California, 1979).

G. Keiser, Optical Fiber Communications (McGraw�??Hill, Singapore, 1991).

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