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Theoretical Overview Of Limitations Of Light Propagation In Infrared Optical Fibers
Author(s): Paul Klocek; Marshall Sparks
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Paper Abstract

The intrinsic and extrinsic processes that limit light propagation at low powers in infrared optical fibers are described. A theoretical V-curve is constructed and specific absorption coef - ficients and vibrational absorption of various impurities are tabulated versus frequency. The limitation imposed by parametric and nonlinear processes at high powers is described. Values for the critical powers for these processes in typical infrared optical fibers are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0484, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III, (16 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943137
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Paul Klocek, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
Marshall Sparks, Scientific Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0484:
Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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