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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1972
  • pp: 1352–1356

Theory of Backscattering Effects in Waveguides

F. P. Kapron, R. D. Maurer, and M. P. Teter  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 1352-1356 (1972)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.11.001352


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Abstract

Associated with a signal transmitted down a waveguide are multiple back and forth scatterings. These produce a delayed decaying interference trailing a sharp signal pulse. An analytical description of this phenomenon enables an estimate of its effect on an optical waveguide’s information-carrying capacity. For the example of a signal-to-interference ratio of 100 in a 1-km fiber of 20-dB attenuation, a bit rate limitation occurs when the fractional backscattered power captured per unit length exceeds 1.3 dB/km.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 1971
Published: June 1, 1972

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F. P. Kapron, R. D. Maurer, and M. P. Teter, "Theory of Backscattering Effects in Waveguides," Appl. Opt. 11, 1352-1356 (1972)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-11-6-1352


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