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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1981
  • pp: 1640–1644

Low reflectance terminations and connections for duplex fiber-optic telecommunication links

Marvin D. Drake  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 1640-1644 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.20.001640


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Abstract

The signal-to-noise ratio of full duplex fiber-optic telecommunication links using a single fiber with directional couplers is shown to be extremely sensitive to reflections from fiber end terminations and fiber-to-fiber connections. This paper will examine a series of experimental measurements made to determine the reflectance coefficients of several different end terminations and types of connection.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 1980
Published: May 1, 1981

Citation
Marvin D. Drake, "Low reflectance terminations and connections for duplex fiber-optic telecommunication links," Appl. Opt. 20, 1640-1644 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-20-9-1640


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