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# Ray of light through an optical fiber.

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A ray of light travelling down an optical fibre. See attached file for full problem description.

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#### Solution Summary

The solution deals with the path of a ray as enters through the optical fiber, time taken to cover the length and the total internal reflections at the curved surface of the fiber.

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## Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices

1. A microscope has an objective with f = 1 cm, an ocular with f = 2.5 cm, and a distance s = 10 cm between them. Taking the best viewing distance as 25 cm,
a) Find the magnification of a microscope
b) Plot the picture of the rays to scale using the graph paper.

2. Model a parabolic graded-index fibre with n (r) = n 1 [1-(r/a)^2 delta] for r is less than or equal to a , with n 1 = 1.5, a = 0.1 mm and delta = 0.01 , by the equivalent multiple-step approximation.
Divide the radius into 10 equal parts. Consider a ray inside the fibre crossing the fibre axis at 5 degrees with respect to that axis. Using the graph paper, plot the progress of the ray through the fibre until it turns back and re-crosses the fibre axis. (Angles can be magnified on the plot.) At what value of r/a will the ray turn back? Does this depend on the value of a?

3. Find the superposition of two plane waves of equal amplitudes which have close but not equal frequencies. Plot a sketch of the resulting wave. Hint: Take the angular frequency of the waves as &#969; + &#916;&#969; and &#969; - &#916;&#969;, respectively. Consider the superposition at the point x = 0 and neglect the phase difference.

4. In a step-index fibre, the refraction coefficients of the core and the cladding layer are 1.500 and 1.505, respectively. Provide explanations.
(a) Find the radius of the core, at which the fibre would perform as a single-mode at the wavelength of 1.3 um, using a typical design criterion of v = 2
(b) Find the cut-off wavelength for this fibre.

5. Explain in your own words the difference between photoluminescence and electroluminescence.

6. Explain, why an LED operating at the fixed current would be more stable than that operating at the fixed voltage. Consider the effect of the device heating on the I(V) characteristics. Explain under which condition there would be positive or negative feedback from the heating.

7. A laser diode has a threshold current of 10mA and a slope of its optical power versus input current of 2mW/mA. The diode current is I = A + B sin &#969;t. Plot the output power as a function of time.

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