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Measurements And Modeling Of Microbending Attenuation On Spools Wound For Payout
Author(s): John A. Jamieson; Rex B. Powell
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Paper Abstract

Attenuation Measurements have been made at 0.82 pm and 1.3 pm on 13 types of monofilament fibers wound on conical payout spools at four levels of pressure. An analytical model of microbending attenuation has been derived by modifying a previous model by Gloge. The measured data fit satisfactorily around the trend predicted by the model. Separate trends are explained for graded index and step index fibers. The influences on attenuation of payout link design parameters including numerical aperture, core, cladding and buffer diameters, spool diameter, winding tension and materials choices are also explained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0355, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications I, (22 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934012
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John A. Jamieson, Optelecom, Inc. (United States)
Rex B. Powell, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0355:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications I
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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