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Comparison Of Mode Field Diameter Definitions For Various Single-Mode Fiber Structures
Author(s): J. C. Auge; L. B. Jeunhomme
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Paper Abstract

The four most popular definitions of mode field diameter in single mode fibers are compared : Near-Field (or Far-Field) Gaussian fit ; Transverse Offset ; Variable Aperture Far Field ; Far-Field R MS width. We then use the values calculated for step-index matched-cladding, step-index depressed-cladding, and triangular-core dispersion-shifted fibers, for predicting the splicing losses between fibers. A classification of these various definitions is presented with respect to the exact splice loss computed for various fiber parameter mismatch and alignment errors, at 1300 nm and 1550 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0559, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III, (19 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949581
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J. C. Auge, C.G.E. Research Center (France)
L. B. Jeunhomme, C.G.E. Research Center (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0559:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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