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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1978
  • pp: 1199–1207

Transmission characteristics of graded-index optical fibers with a lossy outer layer

Norio Kashima and Naoya Uchida  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 1199-1207 (1978)

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Changes in transmission characteristics caused by an outer layer have been investigated for graded-index fibers. Equations have been derived using the WKB method for calculating baseband frequency response and excess loss in a general type of the graded-index fiber. Numerical examples have been given for a square-law fiber, mainly with cladding thickness and index difference between outer layer and cladding as parameters. Measurement of the excess loss has been carried out for fibers with various cladding thickness and outer layer-cladding index differences. The measured loss is in agreement with the theoretical value.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 21, 1977
Published: April 15, 1978

Norio Kashima and Naoya Uchida, "Transmission characteristics of graded-index optical fibers with a lossy outer layer," Appl. Opt. 17, 1199-1207 (1978)

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