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Characterization of macrobend sensitivity of step index optical fibers used in intensity sensors
Author(s): J. F. York
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibers are protected with a variety of materials which act as buffers and jackets. These protective coatings enhance their handling characteristics as well as their resistance to various adverse environments. It is also known that these materials can have an effect on the optical performance of the fiber. This testing explored the effect of bending and temperature variations on the optical performance of fibers protected with various materials.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
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Proc. SPIE 1584, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors IX, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.2321931
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J. F. York, Polymicro Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1584:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors IX
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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