Comparative measurement of Rayleigh scattering in single-mode optical fibers based on an OTDR technique
Fermann, M.E., Poole, S.B., Payne, D.N. and Martinez, F. (1986) Comparative measurement of Rayleigh scattering in single-mode optical fibers based on an OTDR technique. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 6, (4), 545-551. (doi:10.1109/50.4036).
A new technique for comparing the Rayleigh scattering coefficients of single-mode step index fibers is described and its theoretical limitations are discussed. The validity of the technique is proven using telecommunications-grade fibers. Of particular interest is the variation of scatter found with increasing core index. In addition, the influence of small ( <0.1 percent) quantities of rare-earth dopant ions on the fiber scatter losses is analyzed for the first time.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1109/50.4036|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2015 02:58|
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