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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1565–1569

Plastic Fiber Optics. II: Loss Measurements and Loss Mechanisms

R. G. Brown and B. N. Derick  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 7, Issue 8, pp. 1565-1569 (1968)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.7.001565


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Abstract

Transmission loss in plastic optical fibers was investigated for axial, small numerical aperture input. The loss coefficient α was determined as a function of wavelength λ by varying sample length and using filters. More extensive information on α(λ) was obtained by use of a monochromator with transmission at a particular λ standardized by independent measurement. Measurement in white light of scattered intensity as a function of position along a fiber yielded α and an estimate of scattering power. Analyses of the scattering data and the variation of α with λ suggest that scattering is the principal loss mechanism.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 26, 1968
Published: August 1, 1968

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R. G. Brown and B. N. Derick, "Plastic Fiber Optics. II: Loss Measurements and Loss Mechanisms," Appl. Opt. 7, 1565-1569 (1968)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-7-8-1565

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