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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1976
  • pp: 2112–2115

Fiber waveguides: a novel technique for investigating attenuation characteristics

M. K. Barnoski and S. M. Jensen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 2112-2115 (1976)

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Light from a pulsed GaAs injection laser is coupled into a glass fiber via a taper coupler. The time dependence of the light backscattered within the fiber as the pulse travels down the waveguide is recorded. From these data the total loss may be determined, as well as an estimate of the scattering and mode mixing characteristics of the fiber.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 7, 1976
Published: September 1, 1976

M. K. Barnoski and S. M. Jensen, "Fiber waveguides: a novel technique for investigating attenuation characteristics," Appl. Opt. 15, 2112-2115 (1976)

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