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Investigation of modal power distribution in multimode fibers used in multiple in-line sensors
Author(s): Kim D. Bennett; A. U. Gencel
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a straightforward method is proposed to determine the MPD within a given multimode fiber. The method combines Gloge's mode loss theory with new assumptions about the MPD, as well as a simple experiment which involves measuring the amount of power which survives a series of increasingly sharp bends. Using this technique, the most likely MPD within a fiber can be derived before and after the addition of a sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2444, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207708
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Kim D. Bennett, Lafayette College (United States)
A. U. Gencel, Lafayette College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2444:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
William B. Spillman, Editor(s)

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