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Loss modeling of amodal fiber-to-fiber interconnects
Author(s): Kurt L. Jennings; Gregory D. Miller
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Paper Abstract

Deviations from ideal alignment and end finish can result in lossy fiber optic connections. Models of amodal fiber-to-fiber interconnects (where the optical energy has no modal structure) commonly used by connection system designers assume independence of the misalignment parameters. This paper describes a method of studying the interaction of these parameters using both computer modeling and laboratory data. The initial results show a coupled relationship existing between several pairs of misalignment parameters. In these instances the net loss due to combinational misalignments was significantly different than the linear addition of the individual loss values.

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Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24811
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Kurt L. Jennings, Packard Electric Div./General Motors Corp. (United States)
Gregory D. Miller, Packard Electric Div./General Motors Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1369:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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