Optical losses of incoherent light in bent hollow waveguides are analyzed theoretically. The analysis is based on geometrical optics and provides a much simpler and efficient calculation method than the conventional ray-tracing method. By comparing theoretical and experimental results, it is demonstrated that the present calculation method gives precise evaluations for the bending losses.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision|
|Publication status||Published - 1990 Nov|