Scattering losses as low as 0.025 dB/km at 2.55 μm have been measured in short lengths of fluoride-glass optical fibers. These measurements were made on several 5–7-cm lengths of fiber. Measurements were also made at various wavelengths to determine the wavelength dependence of the optical loss.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 16, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 1990
Published: April 15, 1990
L. E. Busse, G. H. McCabe, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Wavelength dependence of the scattering loss in fluoride optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 15, 423-424 (1990)