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  • Vol. 64, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1974
  • pp: 469–474

Measurement of spectral total and scattering losses in unclad optical fibers

P. Kaiser and H. W. Astle  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 64, Issue 4, pp. 469-474 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.64.000469


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Abstract

Spectral losses in unclad optical fibers have been measured in the region between 0.5 and 1.12 µm with the filtered light of a xenon-arc lamp. Total losses were obtained nondestructively by measuring the light refracted from the fiber when it was immersed in a higher-index liquid. The radial irradiance distribution of the refracted light was used as a measure of the mode spectrum. Because scattering losses could be shown to approach the Rayleigh-scattering limit, and total losses were between 6 and 8 dB/km, i.e., 75 to 84% per kilometer, for some of the highest-purity synthetic vitreous silicas, we tentatively conclude that the spectral losses of unclad fibers represent a good approximation to the spectral losses of the bulk material.

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P. Kaiser and H. W. Astle, "Measurement of spectral total and scattering losses in unclad optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 469-474 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-64-4-469

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