Modelling of optical tapers for high-angular-tolerance optical receivers application

Huang Xin, Yun Gang, Mohsen Kavehrad

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The performance of optical tapers used in an optical receiver for atmospheric communication applications is analyzed numerically in this paper. A generalized mathematical ray-tracing model and a computation algorithm are presented for numerical evaluations. With this model, the taper can have an arbitrary shape and both the meridional rays and skew rays can be simulated. Furthermore, a simple figure of merit is proposed for evaluating the coupling efficiency of the optical tapers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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