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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|State||Published - 1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Hardware and Architecture
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering