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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1983
  • pp: 979–984

Thermal characteristics of optical pulse transit time delay and fiber strain in a single-mode optical fiber cable

Nori Shibata, Yutaka Katsuyama, Yutaka Mitsunaga, Mitsuhiro Tateda, and Shigeyuki Seikai  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 979-984 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.000979


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Abstract

Thermal characteristics of optical pulse transit time delay and fiber strain in a single-mode optical fiber cable are investigated theoretically and experimentally. Measurements of the transit time delay shift are made by a spatial interference technique using a 1.5-m long fiber, six-fiber unit, and cable. Experimental results for a jacketed fiber whose fiber axis is well centered in nylon coating are in good agreement with those predicted from the theory. A jacketed fiber whose fiber axis is positioned eccentrically from the jacket center exhibits a small change in fiber strain at low temperature due to fiber buckling compared with that for the well-centered jacketed fiber. The loss increase for the off-centered jacketed fiber is explained by the buckling model. Furthermore, thermal characteristics of the unit-type cable examined here are found to coincide with those for the constituent six-fiber unit.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 1, 1982
Published: April 1, 1983

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Nori Shibata, Yutaka Katsuyama, Yutaka Mitsunaga, Mitsuhiro Tateda, and Shigeyuki Seikai, "Thermal characteristics of optical pulse transit time delay and fiber strain in a single-mode optical fiber cable," Appl. Opt. 22, 979-984 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-7-979

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