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Influence of Rayleigh scattering in pigtail and patchcords reflectance measurements
Author(s): Jerzy K. Gajda; Andrzej Niesterowicz; Grzegorz Zeglinski
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Paper Abstract

There are presented the results of measurements of optical connector reflectance. The research BD ("branching device") method of reflectance measurements have given the dependence on patchcord (fiber) length. The value of reflectance depends on the Rayleigh scattering at the place of mandreling obtained for BD measurement method. The correct measurements of connectors reflectance are made when distance between connector and modes cutoff place is 2-5 meters. The slope of reflectance curve is variable: 2dB/m (for the cut place 0-1 m), 0.5dB/m (2-5m).

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Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5230, Laser Technology VII: Progress in Lasers, (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.531905
Show Author Affiliations
Jerzy K. Gajda, Technical Univ. of Szczecin (Poland)
Andrzej Niesterowicz, Technical Univ. of Szczecin (Poland)
Grzegorz Zeglinski, Technical Univ. of Szczecin (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5230:
Laser Technology VII: Progress in Lasers
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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