The reflection properties of splices, such as fusion splices and V-groove splices, in graded-index multimode optical fibers were investigated theoretically and experimentally. Equations have been derived for calculating reflection in fusion splices and V-groove splices. Several reflection characteristics in splices were measured using a time-domain reflectometer. The measured results are discussed using the deived equations.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 18, 1983
Published: December 1, 1983
Norio Kashima and Izumi Sankawa, "Reflection properties of splices in graded-index optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 22, 3820-3825 (1983)