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Comparative measurement of Rayleigh scattering in single-mode optical fibers based on an OTDR technique

Comparative measurement of Rayleigh scattering in single-mode optical fibers based on an OTDR technique
Comparative measurement of Rayleigh scattering in single-mode optical fibers based on an OTDR technique
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.
0733-8724
545-551
Fermann, M.E.
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Poole, S.B.
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Payne, D.N.
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Martinez, F.
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Fermann, M.E.
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Poole, S.B.
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Payne, D.N.
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Martinez, F.
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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.

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Published date: April 1986
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 78540
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78540
ISSN: 0733-8724
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