First Advisor

Lee W. Casperson

Date of Publication

1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Language

English

Subjects

Beam optics, Dielectric wave guides, Optical fibers, Wave equation -- Numerical solutions, Inhomogeneous materials -- Optical properties

DOI

10.15760/etd.5711

Physical Description

1 online resource (85 p.)

Abstract

The propagation of light beams in inhomogeneous dielectric media is considered. The derivation begins with first principles and remains general enough to include off-axis asymmetric multimode input beams in tapered lenslike media with spatial variations of gain or loss. The tapering of lenslike media leads to a number of important applications. A parabolic taper is proposed as a model for a heated axially stretched fiber taper, and beams in such media are fully characterized. Other models are proposed by the concatenation of a parabola with other taper functions.

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