In this article, the influence of Rayleigh and Mie scattering, which are the main causes of mode mixing in polymer optical fibers (POFs), is investigated. Measurement results obtained from a variety of different POF types ranging from standard POF, high-temperature POF, up to custom-made POF are presented. These measurements are compared to theoretical results obtained from a simplified scattering model. By comparing both results, the contribution of the different scattering sources and mechanisms is characterized independently.
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Christian-Alexander Bunge, Roman Kruglov, and Hans Poisel, "Rayleigh and Mie Scattering in Polymer Optical Fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 3137- (2006)