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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1010–1012

Analysis of the backscattering method for single-mode optical fibers

E. Brinkmeyer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 8, pp. 1010-1012 (1980)

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The theory of the backscattering method, which so far has been known only for multimode fibers, is extended to single-mode fibers. Under certain conditions the result of the present investigation is nearly the same as for multimode fibers although the theory in the latter case is based on a ray optical approach.

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E. Brinkmeyer, "Analysis of the backscattering method for single-mode optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 1010-1012 (1980)

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