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Mode-Field Diameter and “Spot Size” Measurements of Lensed and Tapered Specialty Fibers

Acknowledgements

The author is grateful to David Pikey for his efforts in the implementation of the algorithm for the 2D Fourier transform with phase retrieval.

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