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Optical Engineering

Theoretical Overview Of Limitations Of Light Propagation In Infrared Optical Fibers
Author(s): Paul Klocek; Marshall Sparks
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Paper Abstract

The intrinsic and extrinsic processes that limit light propagation at low powers in infrared optical fibers are described. A theoretical V-curve is constructed, and specific absorption coefficients and the vibrational absorption of various impurities are tabulated versus frequency. The limitation imposed by parametric and nonlinear processes at high powers is described. Values for the critical powers for these processes in typical infrared optical fibers are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 24(6) doi: 10.1117/12.7973636
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 24, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Klocek, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
Marshall Sparks, Scientific Research Center (United States)


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