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Excitation-dependent losses in plastic optical fibers
Author(s): U. Paar; W. Ritter; Karl-Friedrich Klein
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Paper Abstract

For system-optimizations beyond the coupling-length of plastic optical fibers, the excitation conditions become very important, because the coupling between light source and fiber influences the attenuation and bandwidth of the system. A modified measurement technique for mode selection in plastic optical fibers with step-index profiles is introduced. For testing and characterization of these fibers, low and high order meridional rays are used, excited by changing the excitation angle of the incoming light beam, which is either a focussed laser beam or an endface of an excitation fiber. Measurement results are presented, including the separation of the measured high excess losses into two components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1799, Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms and Plastic Optical Fibers, (9 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141365
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U. Paar, Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg (Germany)
W. Ritter, Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg (Germany)
Karl-Friedrich Klein, Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1799:
Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms and Plastic Optical Fibers
Luis Figueroa; Mototaka Kitazawa; Norris E. Lewis; Robert E. Steele; Deepak Varshneya, Editor(s)

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