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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1990
  • pp: 2231–2233

Stress-induced refractive index inhomogeneity in fluoride glass fibers: origin of wavelength independent scattering loss

Tetsuya Nakai, Osamu Shinbori, Yukio Noda, and Y. Mimura  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 15, pp. 2231-2233 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.002231


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Abstract

Inhomogeneous distribution of refractive index in fluoride glass fibers was found. The inhomogeneity results from stress in the fiber and can be an origin of wavelength independent scattering which is the dominant loss factor present in fluoride glass fibers.

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Original Manuscript: October 16, 1989
Published: May 20, 1990

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Tetsuya Nakai, Osamu Shinbori, Yukio Noda, and Y. Mimura, "Stress-induced refractive index inhomogeneity in fluoride glass fibers: origin of wavelength independent scattering loss," Appl. Opt. 29, 2231-2233 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-15-2231


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