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 - 1992

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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