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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1970
  • pp: 2706–2710

Integrating Cube Scattering Detector

A. R. Tynes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 2706-2710 (1970)

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The construction, calibration, and use of an integrating cube scattering detector used to measure scattering losses in optical fibers is described. The detector consists of six 1-cm sq silicon solar cells, each sensitive surface of which comprises one interior surface of a cube 1 cm on edge. Small holes in the center of two opposite faces of the cube permit the optical fiber to pass through the detector so that all the scattered light falls on a photosensitive surface.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 13, 1970
Published: December 1, 1970

A. R. Tynes, "Integrating Cube Scattering Detector," Appl. Opt. 9, 2706-2710 (1970)

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  1. A. R. Tynes, A. David Pearson, D. L. Bisbee, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 61 (February1971).
  2. A. VanDerZiel, Solid State Physical Electronics (Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1957), Chap. 17.
  3. D. A. Kleinman, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 40, 85 (1961).
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  5. Hoffman: Type 100CL.
  6. The holes can be ground out using the blunt end of a small drill and No. 600 lapping grit, or can be sandblasted using a very small nozzle and beginning on the back side of the solar cell. We have found both techniques to be satisfactory. Also, we have found that the contact between the edge of the solar cell and the fiber does not produce spurious scattering of light from the fiber.

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