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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1998
  • pp: 7708–7711

Rayleigh scattering of silica core optical fiber after heat treatment

Shigeki Sakaguchi and Shin-ichi Todoroki  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 33, pp. 7708-7711 (1998)

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We investigated the Rayleigh scattering of silica core optical fibers, parts of which were heat treated at various temperatures, in relation to their fictive temperatures (T f ). The scattering intensities from short fiber segments were clearly reduced by heat treatment compared with those of the unheated parts. The T f values of the heated parts of the fibers were determined by measuring the infrared reflection spectrum for cleaved end surfaces and were also reduced by controlling the heating temperature. The reduction in the scattering intensity correlates well with the reduction in T f .

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials

Original Manuscript: March 10, 1998
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 1998
Published: November 20, 1998

Shigeki Sakaguchi and Shin-ichi Todoroki, "Rayleigh scattering of silica core optical fiber after heat treatment," Appl. Opt. 37, 7708-7711 (1998)

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