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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1981
  • pp: 634–635

Long-range backscattering experiments in single-mode fibers

S. Heckmann, E. Brinkmeyer, and J. Streckert  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 12, pp. 634-635 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.6.000634


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Abstract

A setup was built that was suitable for practicable long-range backscattering measurements in single-mode fibers. To avoid nonlinear effects and to reduce costs, low-input powers from a laser diode were used. Three different fibers (0.8, 2, and 3 km long) were tested, and experimental results are given.

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Original Manuscript: August 17, 1981
Published: December 1, 1981

Citation
S. Heckmann, E. Brinkmeyer, and J. Streckert, "Long-range backscattering experiments in single-mode fibers," Opt. Lett. 6, 634-635 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-6-12-634


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