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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 1976

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Local EPrints ID: 78766
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78766
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: e6eb6bc7-17df-43ec-92b9-998b6e700419

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:22

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Author: M.J. Adams
Author: D.N. Payne
Author: F.M.E. Sladen

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