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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1981
  • pp: 1635–1639

Interrelationship between water absorption loss and dispersion in multimode fiber

Leonard G. Cohen and S. J. Jang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 1635-1639 (1981)

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Similarities between fiber bandwidth spectra and loss spectra are found to occur. Wavelength-dependent far-field radiation patterns were used to deduce that high OH ion concentrations, near the center of the core, caused differential attenuation of low-order modes. This resulted in bandwidth peaks at the same wavelengths where water absorption loss peaked.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 9, 1980
Published: May 1, 1981

Leonard G. Cohen and S. J. Jang, "Interrelationship between water absorption loss and dispersion in multimode fiber," Appl. Opt. 20, 1635-1639 (1981)

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