Refracted Ray

A Ray that undergoes a change of velocity, or in the general case, both velocity and direction, as a result of interaction with the material medium in which it travels.

In an optical fiber, a ray that is refracted from the Core into the cladding. Specifically a ray having direction such that the forumula (shown) where R is the radial distance from the Fiber axis, (r ) is the azimuthal angle of projection of the ray at r on the transverse plane, (r ) is the angle the ray makes with the fiber axis, N (r ) is the Refractive Index at r , n (a ) is the Refractive Index at the core radius, a . Refracted rays correspond to Radiation Modes in the terminology of Mode descriptors.

Refracted Ray
Sign up for the Timbercon newsletter:




By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Timbercon, 20245 SW 95th Avenue Tualatin, OR 97062 United States, https://www.timbercon.com/. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email.


This site uses cookies to enhance the user experience, and by browsing this site, you are accepting the receipt of cookies on your browser from this site. To manage use of cookies, please refer to your browser settings. Click here to learn more.