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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1316–1329

Scattering in step-index polymer optical fibers by side-illumination technique: theory and application

M. Asunción Illarramendi, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Iñaki Bikandi, Joseba Zubia, Gaizka Durana, and Amaia Berganza  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 1316-1329 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.001316


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Abstract

In this paper we present a detailed theoretical study that describes the generation of scattered light in step-index polymer optical fibers by using the side-illumination scattering measurement technique. A detailed analysis of the variation of the maximum angle of acceptance within the fiber has been carried out in order to calculate the scattered light as a function of different launching conditions. The theoretical model has been developed by using the Mie theory for spheres in the independent-scatterer approximation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2012
Published: May 17, 2012

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Citation
M. Asunción Illarramendi, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Iñaki Bikandi, Joseba Zubia, Gaizka Durana, and Amaia Berganza, "Scattering in step-index polymer optical fibers by side-illumination technique: theory and application," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1316-1329 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-6-1316


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