Splicing tolerances in graded-index fibres
Adams, M.J., Payne, D.N. and Sladen, F.M.E. (1976) Splicing tolerances in graded-index fibres. Applied Physics Letters, 28, (9), 524-526. (doi:10.1063/1.88842).
Calculations are presented showing that, in general, a parabolic-index fiber is more sensitive to lateral misalignments within a splice than a step-index fiber. However, misalignments result in the excitation of leaky modes in graded-index fibers, and this can lead to optimistic joint loss measurements. Effective losses are given for various lengths of fiber following the splice, and it is shown that a parabolic-index fiber may appear more tolerant to misalignment than a step-index fiber when short lengths are used.
|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:||08 Jun 2012 12:59|
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