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).


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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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0003-6951 (print)
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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: 78766
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78766

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