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 ).

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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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0733-8724
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78540
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78540

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