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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), pp. 545-551. (doi:10.1109/50.4036).

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: April 1986
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 78540
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78540
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: 96512269-0773-424e-8d06-53f232334460

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:23

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Author: M.E. Fermann
Author: S.B. Poole
Author: D.N. Payne
Author: F. Martinez

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