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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jan. 24, 2005
  • pp: 564–572

Experimental study on the origin of optical waveguide losses by means of Rayleigh backscattering measurement

I. Salinas, I. Garcés, R. Alonso, J. Pelayo, and F. Villuendas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 564-572 (2005)

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Scattering is often considered as the main cause of the huge attenuation difference between optical fibers and integrated optical waveguides. In order to evaluate the magnitude of scattering in those waveguides, an optical low coherence reflectometry experiment has been conducted, showing that the amount of backscattered light is not enough to explain that difference in losses.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2004
Published: January 24, 2005

I. Salinas, I. Garcés, R. Alonso, J. Pelayo, and F. Villuendas, "Experimental study on the origin of optical waveguide losses by means of Rayleigh backscattering measurement," Opt. Express 13, 564-572 (2005)

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